Hola was a fizzer in the north
Rain fell on the Far North for much of Monday, but ex-Tropical Cyclone Hola was a fizzer.
There was no reported flooding in the district, and no road closures, but the wind did make its presence felt.
The strongest gust, 117km/h, was recorded at the MetService rain radar site near Kaeo, but downed power lines, or branches blown into power lines, caused a number of outages across the Mid North, including Inlet Rd and Wiroa Rd areas, Kerikeri and Waimate North, where almost 300 households were affected. Only five homes in the Taheke area were still without power at 4pm.
The heaviest rain in the 24 hours to 4pm on Monday was recorded at Oakura Bay which, according to Northland Regional Council figures, received 70.5mm. Puhipuhi received 60.5mm, Marsden Pt 53.5mm and Whangarei 50.4mm.
In Kaitaia the Northland Age recorded 16.2mm, which nudged the total for the month so far above the 89-year March average of 80.9mm.