Thursday, 12 May 2005




From: Raymond Terrace, Written by: Grant Burgess





This event was very unusual in that the heaviest rainfall fell over a reasonably small area. My total rainfall for this particular 48 hour period saw 150.2mm fall which was close to double that of any other area within about 20km.


From around 7am till midday we experienced some of the most consistent heavy rain that I have ever seen. From 7 - 9am I recorded 60.8mm, and from 9 - midday we had a further 73.0mm, for a total of 133.8mm in 5 hours!!!


This bought some flash flooding to Raymond Terrace in areas that I have never previously seen under water (in the last 20 years).