In the midst of severe drought and hot autumn weather we have had localised flash flooding.
Across where we live I was unaware that there was such heavy rain.
This is how things looked on the way out to see our horses yesterday – temperatures were 20C, probably more.
Flooding hits parts of Wellington, Porirua
5 May, 2015
Welfare centres are being set up for flood-affected Porirua residents after downpours that left schools and roads closed, transport delayed and streets "like rivers" on Thursday morning.
The rain was easing and moving north on Thursday afternoon. Porirua has borne the brunt. Surface flooding has been reported in the centre of Porirua and surrounding areas, with several homes, schools, and businesses affected