SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:29pm 01-Sep-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Coromandel
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR GISBORNE AND THE HAWKES BAY NORTH OF NAPIER
A low lying north of the Bay of Plenty is forecast to move slowly
east tonight (Monday) and Tuesday. This low is allowing a moist
easterly flow to persist about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne until late
Tuesday, with periods of heavy rain. The heaviest falls are expected
about Gisborne and the Hawkes Bay ranges north of Napier tonight and
Tuesday morning where a further 70 to 90mm may accumulate on top of
what has already fallen.
People are advised that heavy rain can cause rivers to rise rapidly,
with surface flooding possible in low lying areas.
Note, rain is forecast to ease about the Coromandel tonight (Monday).
A further 10 to 15mm is likely north of Whitianga, however, a warning
is no longer required and has been lifted.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED: GISBORNE
Periods of heavy rain tonight, is expected to ease Tuesday morning.
In the 12 hours until 9am Tuesday, expect a further 70 to 90mm to
accumulate about the ranges. Note, moderate rain is expected to
persist until Tuesday evening, with a further 30 to 40mm possible.
AREA/S AFFECTED: HAWKES BAY NORTH OF NAPIER
Periods of heavy rain tonight, easing Tuesday morning. In the 12
hours until 9am Tuesday, expect a further 70 to 90mm of rain to
accumulate about the hills and ranges. Note, moderate rain is
expected to persist until Tuesday night, with another 30 to 50mm
possible about the ranges.
WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: COROMANDEL PENINSULA
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Tuesday 02-Sep-2014
Forecast prepared by: Leigh Matheson
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Short Range Forecast
Northland: Scattered showers clearing and becoming fine this morning.
Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula: Fine spells developing this morning, but a chance of isolated afternoon showers.
Waitomo, North Taranaki, Taumarunui, Taupo, Bay of Plenty: Long fine spells.
South Taranaki to Wellington: Mainly fine, but a few spots of rain during late afternoon and evening.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taihape: Rain, with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Scattered light rain for Wairarapa and Taihape.
Marlborough: Fine, apart from morning and evening coastal drizzle.
Canterbury Plains and coastal Otago: Cloud clearing this morning then fine. Patchy low cloud or fog returning in the evening.
The remainder of the South Island: Fine, apart from patchy morning and evening low cloud or fog.
The Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.
Wednesday: North Island, rain or showers in the east becoming confined to the ranges. Fine elsewhere apart from isolated afternoon showers over Central Plateau. South Island, mainly fine, some morning cloud or fog in the east and cloudy periods about the fiords and Stewart Island.
Thursday: Rain developing in the north of the North Island and drizzle about Stewart Island. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, rain spreading to most places, easing to few showers from Northland to Coromandel Peninsula. South Island,mainly fine in the west and some drizzle elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Fine spells Wednesday and Thursday with easterly breezes. Mostly cloudy on Friday with easterlies freshening.