Double rainbow follows big wet
Spring arrives in rollercoaster styleAMY MAAS
Heavy downpours that flooded Auckland streets yesterday gave way to blue skies and a double rainbow this morning.
But the sun isn't set to shine just yet with showers expected to pepper the city today, before the weather clears up later in the week.
"We're looking at a few showers today, easing back tomorrow and looking fine toward Thursday and Friday," Metservice forecaster Daniel Corbett said.
Unfortunately the sunshine will be short lived with Corbett predicting more downpours for the weekend.
A breezy westerly will also bring a chill to the air, although temperatures will range between 15 degrees C and 17C.
Around 7.45am a double rainbow was captured outside the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour hotel.
Yesterday's downpour accounted for nearly half of Auckland's average rainfall for September, with between 30mm and 40mm of rain falling in a 24-hour period. The month usually records around 96mm.
Spring is notorious for its rollercoaster weather, which means Aucklanders may need to keep their umbrellas at the ready a little longer.
"Spring is very changeable," Corbett said. "We get heavy rain one day, showers the next and we'll all be outside with picnic baskets near the end of the week and then we'll be grabbing our raincoats as the next weather system comes through."
Flooding yesterday resulted in rubbish bins floating down Portland Rd in Remuera and sparked more than 40 fire service callouts across the North Shore and further north to Warkworth.
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