Surface flooding in the Coromandel


The Coromandel Peninsula remains under an Orange heavy rain and strong wind warning today and Waka Kotahi advises drivers to take care.

Currently the impact on the State Highways is fairly moderate, but surface flooding has closed the road at Brophy’s beach just north of Whitianga.

flooding over the a state highway road near the beach

Surface flooding at Brophy’s Beach 

Other areas of risk are:

  • Hikuai – river levels are rising and it may flood in the usual area.
  • Kauaeranga river levels are dropping from their peak this morning, but if that changes the spillway near the airfield in Thames may be activated and result in flooding.

The wet and windy weather is expected to ease from around 3pm today.

Road users are advised to drive to the conditions, slow down, watch their following distances and expect the situation could change at any time.

In addition to flooding response, Waka Kotahi contractors are in the area ready to take action should slips or downed trees eventuate.

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