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Offline 41South

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Overnight rain in Wellington NZ
« on: April 30, 2008, 09:23:45 PM »
Probably not significant in the big scheme of things, but we don't get a lot of rain in Wellington  8)

85mm betwen 10.00pm and 2.00am last night. Highest rate was 240mm/hr (4mm/min)

Caused fairly wide spread local flooding and about 40 Fire Service callouts - not to mention the soggy rug in our downstairs laundry area this morning  :?
We have a second story gutter that overflows onto a small parapet roof below and the water travels back up under the flashing - another thing on the 'to-do' list :roll:.

Cheers
Colin.
Cheers, Colin.

Offline Weather Display

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Re: Overnight rain in Wellington NZ
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 09:51:25 PM »
and it caused a thunderstorm at home.....heard from a neighbour....not sure what the status is of my weather pc...until we get home later today (it stopped updating the web site (but I do have a UPS))

Offline pmeehan

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Re: Overnight rain in Wellington NZ
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 05:17:51 AM »
It seems the extreme rain was fairly localised.  We only got 30mm here, still peaked at 180mm/hr. (around 27km north).

Paul

Offline gabba

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Re: Overnight rain in Wellington NZ
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 08:03:19 AM »
Hi all

We had 10 mm in 4mins here, although WD reports max rainfall rate of 5mm per minute at one stage - it was rather wet! - Overall 65mm in the time 9am yesterday to 9am today. I too have a gutter that isn't quite sitting right - so each time it rains heavily it all congregates in the gutter and then overflows impressively. Good thing it's over a deck though!

Cheers



Offline Weather Display

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Re: Overnight rain in Wellington NZ
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 08:19:07 AM »
home now...local power transformer was affected by the lightning, so we had a 3 hour power cut...and my UPS does not go that long...so trying to get my data sorted out and get a month roll over done
and work out how much rain was missed, etc  #-o

 

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