Over the last 2 days we've had torrential rain, thunder and lightning. Luckily where we are we have lots of drainage but in other places I read this morning such as Whangarei, Horeke, Kohukohu etc have had widespread flooding.
Apparently a petrol station in Whangarei was so flooded that customers and workers were trapped inside overnight due to the rising water. I watched a video a few minutes ago showing Haruru Falls in Paihia as a raging torrent of water, similar to the footage above that was filmed 6 years ago.
The amount of rainfall over Northland has been told as a 1 in a 100 year event with over 500 cubic metres of water per second at 10pm last night at the Hatea River. We are looking out on a sunny day today but the rest of the east coast is now copping it.
Some links to read more are here:
Thunderstorms across Northland
Floods trap residents