Continual rain overnight (thanks to Cyclone Cook) meant that our patio was flooded when we got up this morning.
We’ve not seen it like this before. There was 40mm of rain overnight, and the ground underneath must still be saturated from the previous week’s rain. Luckily it’s draining now the rain has eased. The river was also high, and was over its banks in several places.
It’s flowed onto Fitzgerald Avenue near the Kilmore Street intersection. We’ve been spared the high winds that have caused problems in the North Island, and a fine afternoon is forecast.
“I’ll stay inside, the river’s high
and I want to keep warm and dry.’