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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 7:42pm 19-Apr-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland

HEAVY RAIN ABOUT THE RANGES OF WESTLAND EASING OVERNIGHT SATURDAY
A deep low lying southwest of Fiordland this evening is expected to
weaken and pass south of Stewart Island during Sunday. A moist
northerly flow covers the South Island, bringing periods of rain to
the West Coast and Southern Alps. Heavy falls over the ranges of
Westland are expected to ease overnight Saturday, with another 30 to
50mm likely until this time on top of what has already fallen.
People in this warning area should watch for rising rivers and
streams and possible surface flooding and slips.
FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND FORECAST CHARTS PLEASE GO TO
http://metservice.com
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND TECHNICAL USERS
FOLLOWS.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: RANGES OF WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA
FORECAST:
Rain should ease overnight Saturday. In the 4 to 6 hours from 8pm
Saturday, expected a further 30 to 50mm on top of what has already
fallen. Rainfall rates may reach 10 to 15mm per hour at first.
Further rain or showers are forecast for Sunday, but should remain
below warning criteria.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2500 metres
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Sunday 20-Apr-2014
Forecast prepared by: Andy Downs
For further information after 9pm contact Duty Forecaster Gerard
Barrow
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo: Showers with heavy and possibly thundery falls this afternoon or evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Fine with some high cloud. Isolated showers possible during the afternoon and evening, especially in the south.

Wanganui to Wellington, including Taihape: Occasional showers, more frequent about Wellington and Kapiti, with thundery falls possible.

Nelson and Marlborough, excluding the Kaikoura Coast: Showers developing this morning, few heavy, possibly thundery falls about western Nelson and the Sounds. Showers clearing afternoon.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland : Rain, with some heavy, possibly thundery falls about Buller this morning.

Canterbury and the Kaikoura Coast: Fine.

Otago and Southland: Rain developing late morning or afternoon.

Chatham Islands: Low cloud and drizzle clearing this morning.

Extended Forecast

valid to :
Monday: North Island, showers becoming scattered and confined to the west, fine spells increasing elsewhere but late showers in the south. South Island, showers and increasing fine spells in the west, showers in the south spreading up the east coast, mainly fine for inland areas and Nelson.

Tuesday: North Island, showers in the south spreading up the east coast, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, remaining showers clearing, then mostly fine, but remaining rather cloudy in Marlborough and Canterbury with some evening drizzle.

Wednesday: North Island, fine or becoming fine. South Island, mainly fine, but cloud and patchy drizzle in the northeast at first, and rain developing in Fiordland, with scattered falls spreading to Southland and Otago late in the day.

Chatham Islands: Rain at times on Monday, and northerlies turning southwest. Occasional showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cool southerlies dying away on Wednesday.

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