Others hoped there wouldn’t be a repeat of the damage and deaths caused by the earlier weather event.
“I hope everyone can stay home, stay safe and please avoid any unnecessary travel around the city,” one Kiwi tweeted.
“Received an emergency alert for still bad weather. Take care Auckland, stay safe and dry,” another added.
Auckland Emergency Management’s advice
Auckland Emergency Management controller Mace Ward said that given the recent rainfall, the ground is extremely saturated – which changes the impact of any further rainfall.
“The decision to issue this alert was made so people in the region can make the best decisions of how to remain safe, should this heavy rain eventuate.”