Auckland weather and traffic: ‘Long delays’ after crash on Southern Motorway

A multi-vehicle crash has caused “long delays” on Auckland’s Southern Motorway, Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency said.

One person sustained moderate injuries in the incident and another has minor injuries, according to police.

The crash occurred just after the Ellerslie’s Pamure highway at 6.30am on Tuesday, and blocked multiple northbound lanes for more than an hour.

MeService predicts cloudy periods, with a chance of an afternoon shower on Tuesday – as southwesterly winds blow in at gusts of up to 24km/h.
ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF
MeService predicts cloudy periods, with a chance of an afternoon shower on Tuesday – as southwesterly winds blow in at gusts of up to 24km/h.

The incident is now clear, but commuters should still expect delays.

Traffic is moving slowly across multiple stretches of motorway in Tāmaki Makaurau, with both northbound and southbound routes between Manukau to Albany, Manukau to Te Atatu, Bombay into Auckland CBD all moving slowly.

The routes northbound and southbound from Auckland Airport to Auckland CBD are also crawling, with the journey currently taking over an hour.

Weather

After a fine day of Auckland weather on Monday, the clouds are expected to return for a warm yet shady day in Tāmaki Makaurau.

MetService predicts cloudy periods, with a chance of an afternoon shower on Tuesday – as southwesterly winds blow in with gusts of up to 24kmph.

Aucklanders will feel similar temperatures to Monday, with a low of 15 degrees Celsius and a high of 22.8, which will peak at around 5pm.

Peak wind gusts will be around 2pm.

Wednesday will be the hottest day this week, with a high of 26.
RYAN ANDERSON/STUFF
Wednesday will be the hottest day this week, with a high of 26.

As for the rest of the week, it promises to be mostly sunny – though Thursday may bring an afternoon of light showers. Light gusts will be felt throughout the week, but the weekend isn’t expected to be the nicest – a few light rains on the Saturday and Sunday bringing prominent showers.

Wednesday will be the hottest day this week, with a high of 26C.

“Autumn has arrived, and the air is cooling down. It’s a perfect time to prepare the winter garden, so you can enjoy a variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers through the winter months,” said MetService’s gardening guide.

“Start by replenishing the nutrients lost in your soil over summer by digging in lots of compost.”

↯↯↯Read More On The Topic On TDPel Media ↯↯↯