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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:28pm 24-Nov-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Fiordland, Westland

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED OVER WESTLAND AND FIORDLAND FROM LATE
TUESDAY.
A front is expected to move rapdily east across the South Island
overnight Tuesday to Wednesday. Northwest winds ahead of the front
are expected to bring a burst of heavy rain to Westland and Fiordland
with 140mm possible in Fiordland and 120mm in the ranges of Westland
in a nine hour period. Streams and rivers are likely to rise rapidly
and driving conditions become hazardous.
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: FIORDLAND
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Tuesday afternoon. In the 9 hours
from 3pm Tuesday expect 100 to 140mm of rain. Heaviest falls expected
between 6pm and 10pm when rainfall rates of 25mm per hour are likely.
Please note, further rain is expected after this period, and this
warning could be extended.
AREA/S AFFECTED: RANGES OF WESTLAND SOUTH OF ARTHURS PASS
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Tuesday evening. In 9 hours from 6pm
Tuesday expect 100 to 140 mm of rain. Heaviest falls expected between
9pm Tuesday and 1am Wednesday when rainfall rates of 25mm/hr are
likely. Please note, further rain is expected after this period, and
this warning could be extended.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Tuesday 25-Nov-2014
Forecast prepared by: Mads Naeraa-Spiers
For further information after 9pm contact Duty Forecaster Gerard
Barrow or Mark Todd
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel Peninsula: Patchy drizzle morning and evening, however, afternoon shower possible about Northland. Drizzle becoming more widespread tomorrow.
Bay of Plenty: Mostly fine, afternoon shower possible. Patchy light rain tomorrow.
Taranaki to Wellington, including central high country: Patchy rain or drizzle clearing tomorrow morning.
Gisborne to Wairarapa, including Nelson and Marlborough: Fine, some high cloud. Scattered rain south of Napier tonight and early tomorrow.
Buller: Patchy drizzle turning to rain tonight. Few showers tomorrow.
Canterbury: Fine, some high cloud. Brief rain this afternoon.
Otago and Southland: Scattered rain today. Fine breaks tomorrow, but a few showers spreading east at times, mainly about Southland and Lakes.
Westland and Fiordland: Rain this afternoon, heavy falls and possible thunderstorms this evening. Easing overnight, but heavier falls return later tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Patchy rain overnight, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Extended Forecast

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Thursday: North Island, showers developing from Waitomo to Wellington and drizzle lingers in the Far North. Fine elsewhere. South Island, thundery rain in the west and becoming showery in the far south with hail developing and snow lowering to 600 metres. Just high cloud elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, showers, a few heavy, but longer fine spells from Hawkes Bay to Bay of Plenty. South Island, showery with hail.
Saturday: North Island, a few showers in the north and west,otherwise fine. South Island, showers in the west and south, along with gales about the south coast. Fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Mainly fine on Thursday with northwesterlies becoming strong. Showers developing Friday afternoon with a change to colder southwesterlies. A few showers on Saturday with westerlies.

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