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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:41pm 17-Sep-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Taranaki

HEAVY RAIN FOR MOUNT TARANAKI
A complex trough is expected to approach New Zealand on Thursday. An
active front associated with this trough is expected to spread
northery rain over much of the country from Thursday afternoon until
early Friday morning.
Currently, the heaviest falls are expected about Mount Taranaki where
80 to 100mm could accumulate, but up to 140mm about higher parts of
the Mountain over a 12 hour period.
People are advised, especially trampers, that heavy rain is likely to
cause the rivers to 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: MOUNT TARANAKI
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected about the Mountain during Thursday evening and
early Friday morning. In the 12 hours from 6pm Thursday until 6am
Friday expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate, but 120 to 140mm about
higher parts of the Mountain. Peak intensities 15 to 20mm per hour
about the higher slopes Thursday night. Note, showers are expected to
continue about the Mountain through Friday, with another period of
rain possible on Saturday.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Thursday 18-Sep-2014
Forecast prepared by: Leigh Matheson
For further information after 9pm Wednesday 17 September contact Duty
Forecaster Erick Brenstrum or Micky Malivuk
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland: Isolated showers, turning to rain this afternoon, with possible thunderstorms tonight.
Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo: Cloudy periods, with a brief period of rain for western Auckland this morning. Further rain spreading throughout later this afternoon and evening.
Waitomo to Taranaki, including Taumarunui: Isolated showers, turning to rain this afternoon, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls this evening.
Wanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Wairarapa: High cloud increasing, with light rain developing this afternoon. Rain becoming heavier in Kapiti and Wellington this evening.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mainly fine, brief light rain this evening.
Nelson to Fiordland: Rain developing this morning, with some heavy falls this evening and possible thunderstorms for Fiordland.
Marlborough: Rain developing about the Sounds late morning, spreading elsewhere this afternoon.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: High cloud increasing, brief light rain this afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods, showers clearing this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

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Friday: Rain or showers, heavy falls in the west, but little if any rain reaching eastern areas. Northwest gales from Wairarapa to Marlborough.
Saturday: Rain or showers in most places, with snow lowering to 800 metres in Marlborough later, and to 300 metres in the far south. Cold southerlies spreading north, reaching Taranaki to Wairarapa at night.
Sunday: Rain or showers in most places, snow level in the south lifting.
Chatham Islands: Rain developing on Friday and northerlies strengthening. Rain or drizzle at times on Saturday, and northerlies abating. A change to very cold showery southwesterlies on Sunday.

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