1 Feb 2023

Weather updates: Red warning lapses for Auckland, still in place for Coromandel

8:00 pm on 1 February 2023

There are 190 building inspectors out across Tāmaki Makaurau today assessing damaged buildings and property following extreme weather, Auckland Council says.

Since Saturday, more than 2300 rapid building assessments have been completed and the council expects there are between 4000 to 6000 properties still to be assessed.

Auckland Council chief executive Jim Stabback says more than 160 red notices have been issued, which means a building is not safe to enter and has sustained moderate or heavy damage.

"More than 650 buildings have received a yellow sticker, which restricts access because of moderate damage.

"I want to acknowledge those Aucklanders who have homes that have been damaged during the floods, and the stress and heartache this will be causing."

Meanwhile, MetService says the Auckland Airport weather station recorded more rain on Friday night between 5pm and 9pm than three average Januarys - 258mm fell during a four-hour period on Friday evening and 391mm fell during the entire month of January, making it the wettest month since records began.

There has been some reprieve for Aucklanders this afternoon after days of wind and rain, with no heavy weather watches currently in force.

But Auckland Emergency Management says isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms are possible until eight o'clock tonight, mainly in the west, including Piha.

Showers are forecast for tomorrow afternoon afternoon and will ease by midday Friday.

Follow RNZ's blog for all the latest developments:

Get the RNZ app

for ad-free news and current affairs