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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:08am 16-Sep-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Wairarapa, Wellington, Manawatu

PERIODS OF RAIN ABOUT THE TARARUA RANGE TODAY AND OVERNIGHT
A broad complex trough is forecast to move east across the South
Island today (Tuesday) and early Wednesday. During this time, bands
of heavy rain or showers are expected in the north and west of both
Islands.
For the Tararua Range, periods of northwesterly rain are expected
until early Wednesday morning, with a further 80 to 100mm on top of
what has already fallen. People are advised, especially trampers,
that streams and rivers are likely 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: THE TARARUA RANGE
FORECAST:
Periods of northwesterly rain are expected to return later this
morning (Tuesday). In the 15 hours from midday Tuesday to 3am
Wednesday, expect a further 80 to 100mm to accumulate. Peak
intensities 10 to 15mm/hr Tuesday evening and overnight.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Tuesday 16-Sep-2014
Forecast prepared by: Leigh Matheson
For further information after 2pm contact Duty Forecaster Chris Noble
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland, Waikato, also Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty: Fine spells. Isolated showers, clearing from Bay of Plenty tonight.
Waitomo to Kapiti, including Taumarunui, Taupo and Taihape: Showers, some heavy south of Wanganui tonight with thunderstorms possible for Kapiti. Showers easing tomorrow.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, also Wellington: Showers about the ranges. Mainly fine elsewhere, however a few showers tomorrow afternoon or evening. A period of westerly gales for central Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District overnight.
Buller, Westland: Rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms, clearing from the south tonight and tomorrow morning.
Nelson, Marlborough: Rain in the west, clearing overnight. Fine spells tomorrow, and isolated showers.
Canterbury, Otago, Southland: Scattered showers, a few heavy tonight. Gradually clearing tomorrow.
Fiordland: Remaining showers clearing tonight. Fine tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Showers.

Extended Forecast

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Thursday: Rain spreading from the west, heavy in Taranaki and from Buller to Fiordland. Only scattered rain in the east.
Friday: Rain or showers, heavy falls in the west, but little if any rain reaching eastern areas. Southerlies moving onto the far south in the evening with snow lowering to 500 metres.
Saturday: Rain or showers in most places, with snow lowering to 600 metres in Marlborough later, and to near sea level in the far south. Cold southerlies spreading north as far as Taranaki to Wairarapa at nignt.
Chatham Islands: Showers clearing on Thursday and southerlies dying away. Rain developing on Friday with strengthening northerlies. Rain or drizzle at times on Saturday, and northerlies abating.

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