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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:56am 29-Aug-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland, Nelson, Taranaki

HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND, NORTHWEST NELSON AND MOUNT TARANAKI
An active front, preceded by strong moist northerlies, moves
eastwards across the South Island today and the North Island during
Sunday. This front has already brought heavy rain to the west of the
South Island, and another 90mm is possible about the ranges of
Westland south of Otira until mid-afternoon. Rain becomes heavier
about the ranges of northwest Nelson this morning, and 100mm may
accumulate there through to this evening. In addition, a burst of
heavy rain is expected about Mount Taranaki from this evening through
to Sunday morning, with 90mm expected to accumulate on higher slopes.
People are advised this rainfall may cause slips and surface
flooding, and rivers and streams may rise rapidly.
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: WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon. In the 6 hours from
9am to 3pm today, expect another 70 to 90mm of rain to accumulate in
the ranges, with 30 to 50mm nearer the coast. Peak intensities of 15
to 20mm per hour in the ranges.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2000 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: THE RANGES OF NORTHWEST NELSON
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected to ease this evening. In the 12 hours from 9am
to 9pm today, expect 70 to 100mm of rain to accumulate. Peak
intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour this afternoon and evening.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2400 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: MOUNT TARANAKI
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected from this evening through to early Sunday
morning. In the 9 hours from 6pm today to 3am Sunday, expect 70 to
90mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Saturday 29-Aug-2015
Forecast prepared by: Peter Little
For further information after 1:30pm contact Duty Forecaster Heath
Gullery
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Short Range Forecast

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Northland: Periods of rain.
Auckland down to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa: Rain, easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning and fine spells increasing. Low cloud and drizzle return to Wellington and Wairarapa tomorrow night.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay : Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow and becoming mainly fine apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers.
Nelson and Marlborough: Rain clearing tonight. Fine tomorrow.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Showers, clearing later tomorrow.
Canterbury, Otago and mainland Southland: Fine at first, but low cloud and rain spreading north during tomorrow.
Stewart Island: Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow.

Extended Forecast

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Monday: North Island, rain spreading to most places by evening, but some drizzle south of Manawatu. South Island, fine in the west, and rain or drizzle at times in the east.
Tuesday: North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,easing to showers across Northland later. South Island, rain developing in the east from Canterbury northward, and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere.
Wednesday: North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,but showers from Aukland northwards. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the east, with a few spots spreading across Westland and Buller, and mainly fine in Fiordland.
Chatham Islands: Showers with strong southerlies on Monday, becoming mainly fine with northerlies on Tuesday. Cloud increasing later Tuesday, with rain and strong easterlies developing early Wednesday.

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