Vector issues wild weather warning
Vector is warning customers of possible power outages with bad weather predicted to hit tomorrow.
The Metservice is predicting stormy weather will strike the upper North Island this weekend with storms likely to begin Saturday afternoon.
Vector Chief Executive Simon Mackenzie said stormy weather can have a significant impact on the electricity network and the company was fully aware of the frustration that outages can cause.
“We do not expect too many issues but recommend that customers always be prepared for the possibility of an outage during inclement weather,” he said.
Business as usual at Auckland Airport
While Auckland Airport will be monitoring the situation it is not terribly concerned at the moment.
The airport would monitor the situation and if weather gets with in 5km of the airport we might reconsider but it will be business as usual, Auckland Airport’s Corporate Relations Manager Richard Llewellyn says.
Historically disruptions had been caused by fog, lightening and high wind speeds could caused delays because it affected ground staff, Mr Llewellyn says.
Council issues warning
The council is warning Aucklander’s to exercise caution as heavy rain and strong winds are expected across the Auckland region this weekend.
Council says it raises the possibility of localised flooding and rising rivers. Over the same period, winds, especially in coastal regions, may add to the inclement weather. People in these areas should watch out for rapidly rising streams and rivers, surface flooding, and hazardous driving conditions.
The Harbourmaster is advising all recreational boat owners to check their moorings before the weather worsens. Very large swells are predicted for the entire West Coast of Auckland and boaties should ensure they are well prepared and only go out if necessary.