Our roads and water services contractors were monitoring the network throughout the night. There were no reports of any major incidents during the night. SH1 remains open. However, as expected the fords on Postmans Road are now impassable, and we may get more reports of surface water and slips on other roads later. We advise everyone to slow down on roads in case of unanticipated hazards. We will let you know on our Facebook and website latest news if there are further road closures.
UPDATE: 3:30PM TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY
WAVE WARNING - NOW AND PEAKING AT MIDNIGHT
WARNING FOR ROAD USERS SH1 NORTH & SOUTH OF KAIKŌURA
The peak of the swell caused by the cyclone and the peak of high tide are due to occur at midnight tonight. This will cause large waves that are a potential danger to road users of SH1 North and South of Kaikōura, especially in and around Ohau point. We advise all road users to not travel unless absolutely necessary. We will be monitoring the situation.
We are already experiencing large waves on our coastline and ask everyone to exercise caution near the sea until this weather event passes. Please stay out of the water - for your own safety and that of first responders.
Thank you! We will keep you updated as we receive further information.
At present the forecast remains the same for the Kaikōura District. We still have an Orange Heavy Rain warning and an Orange Strong Wind warning from midday today which is forecasted to be with us now until tomorrow mid-morning.
Rainfall rates are expected to rise later today and stay high overnight, but fortunately they are not forecasted to be very high for a sustained period. We are already seeing the arrival of high waves. This may cause travel issues later on SH1 North & South of Kaikōura at high tides.