MetService have issued a severe weather watch for heavy rain and strong winds from 8am Saturday to 1am Sunday with mean E-NE winds of 65-75km/h, with gusts of 90-100km/h, possible in exposed areas of the eastern coast, Great Barrier Island, and the Hauraki Gulf.
Persistent rain, with the wettest period likely to be late Saturday afternoon and evening, is likely for all of Auckland, with locally heavy downpours possible for coastal regions north of Orewa.
MetService advises that the combination of rain, strong onshore winds, relatively low pressure, and high tides will likely cause coastal inundation in susceptible areas (for example the Tamaki Drive and Bucklands Beach areas).
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Auckland Emergency Management