Wednesday 15 July
Get ready team! The antique rimu wooden barometer on my kitchen wall is starting show signs of impending weather doom. Today around lunchtime we we start to see a bit of rain. By tonight the wind will kick in and starting lashing all east coast beaches. Somewhere around 4am Thursday there will be gusts of up to 90km and about 34mm of rain. Get the kids out on their bikes and skateboards for one last ride before we settle into 7 days of rain. As a dad I recommend you tie down your trampoline. Such a dad thing to say, but having to ask for your Trampoline back after it smashed through Johns carport roof is always awkward.