Summer is here. The clock is ticking on and with Xmas fast approaching, we reach that time of year where thoughts are drifting to BBQs, beach days and slip, slop, slap.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little while longer. MetService are... Continue reading »
Following a mild week of weather, with plenty of sun about, the skies are greying over and rain is spreading across the country.
MetService is forecasting a complex weather system to move over the country over the next few days, bringing an extended... Continue reading »
The wind took its toll on gazebos set up ready for the Waihi Vegetarian Festival on Sunday morning.
Most of the food stalls and the stage had to be taken down and moved due to safety concerns when some were literally blown away.
Luckily there is... Continue reading »
Posted 18 October 2018
by Gold FM
Media Release: Metservice New Zealand
MetService is today delivering the message that all Kiwis want to hear. The weekend weather should be great for everyone.
Meteorologist Tui McInnes says with a long weekend ahead fine weather and warm temperatures are in store for most of the... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police and Coastguard are urging boaties to be prepared, after two boats capzised on the Kaituna Bar over the last two days.
On Friday morning, a small boat with two people on board capsized on the bar.
As the Maketu... Continue reading »
A slow-moving low-pressure system east of the South Island is forecast to deepen today, directing a cold and moist southeast flow over the South Island. The cold air is forecast to spread over the North Island tomorrow, according to the MetService. ... Continue reading »
“The heavy rain over the northeast corner of New Zealand is set to continue today as a slow-moving front lingers, before slowly moving off to the east in the evening”, says MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe. “MetService has extended its Severe... Continue reading »
A combination of king tides and the extreme weather event over the weekend has resulted in significant erosion at Flaxmill Bay (pictured below) and Cooks Beach
A section of Thames Coromandel District Council reserve beside the road at Flaxmill Bay... Continue reading »
Crews from NZTA, Hauraki District Council and Thames Coromandel District Council have been assessing roads and addressing any issues as quickly as possible following yesterday’s weather event.
The heavy rain warning has been lifted for the... Continue reading »
East Coast Road, Kaiaua is closed due to a slip about 2kms north of Waharau. Miranda road is also closed and traffic is becoming backed up in this area. There is also a lot of surface flooding on Kaiaua Road and the area in general.
Motorists... Continue reading »
Captain Cook’s monument at Mercury Bay has toppled into the sea due to coastal erosion.The memorial was erected in 1969 to commemorate the bicentennial of Cook’s visit to the Coromandel.
Thames Coromandel District Council had plans for protecting... Continue reading »
A deep low is forecast to approach New Zealand from the north on Sunday, bringing severe gale easterlies to exposed parts of Northland, Auckland including Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane. ... Continue reading »
A large slip is blocking the southbound lane of the Thames Coast Road.
The slip is described as being on the section of road near Whakatete and Ngarimu Bays.
Contractors will be working to clear the slip however the road is likely to be closed for... Continue reading »
The MetService is monitoring an approaching subtropical low and has issued a severe weather watch for parts of the North Island including Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula.
Periods of heavy rain are forecast over the next 24 hours. Wind gusts... Continue reading »
After heavy rain over the long weekend, Puketui Road, Hikuai, is closed until further notice as the ford is still in flood.
All other Thames Coromandel District roads are open as are all state highways. Work is continuing on the Thames Coast Road... Continue reading »
A body has been found during the search for a man missing in the Tairua River area.
The search began last night when a car was found submerged off Hikuai School Road.
The registered owner of the car was reported missing at 5.30pm.
The body of a 72... Continue reading »
A search is under way on the banks of the Tairua River after a car was found submerged off Hikuai School Road this evening.
The car was empty when found at 6 pm today.
Police said the registered owner of the car had been reported missing at 5.30 pm... Continue reading »
SH2 at Karangahake is open - there is surface flooding but contractors are on site and there will be restrictions in place (stop/go controls) to keep people safe.
NZTA is asking people to slow down, take extra care, and comply with any temporary... Continue reading »
Motorists are advised to avoid the area until further notice.
Heavy rain and strong winds over night caused surface flooding across the district with more heavy rain and gusty winds expected right through Sunday.
TCDC says with more rain expected it... Continue reading »