Stormy weather could dump up to 120 mm of rain in Northland

Stormy weather could dump up to 120mm of rain in Northland within 12 hours today and create east coast swells up to 4m.

MetService is warning boaties to stay home as a low passes across Northland today, with heavy rain and strong winds expected between 9am and 9pm. Homeowners are being advised to keep an eye on homes as this kind of stormy weather can cause damage to a property, particularly the roof which will receive the brunt of the weather. You may want to keep companies like Red Canyon Roofing in mind should they be needed.

Niwa is warning the approaching storm is similar to ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita, which struck at Easter three years ago inundating coastal communities across the upper North Island and blowing buildings to pieces on the South Island’s West Coast. Although many homes were destroyed during this event, there were a few that only suffered minor damages such as a little flooding and roof leakages which were treated by professionals (like those over at

MetService meteorologist April Clark said the present low could be particularly dangerous for the eastern coast of Northland through to the Bay of Plenty as waves created by strong onshore winds would combine with king tides. The heavy rainfall can cause damage to homes, particularly roofs. Locals are seeking roofing services in preparation for the stormy weather. With many roofing services being booked up in advance, you may want to go to site if you are still searching for a repair service.