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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:41pm 20-Dec-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland, Taranaki

HEAVY RAIN ABOUT THE RANGES OF WESTLAND AND MOUNT TARANAKI EASING
OVERNIGHT SATURDAY.
A complex trough, preceded by a moist northerly flow and band of
rain, is forecast to continue to move across the northern South
Island tonight and the North Island early Sunday. Heavy rain over
Westland and Mount Taranaki is expected to ease overnight Saturday.
Another 30 to 50mm of rain is possible in these areas until that time
on top of significant amounts that have already fallen.
People in these areas, especially trampers, are warned to look out
for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Surface flooding, slips and
hazardous driving conditions are also possible during this time.
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:
Rain is expected to ease overnight Saturday. In the 5 hours from 9pm
Saturday to 2am Sunday, another 30 to 50mm of rain is possible about
the ranges, with the heaviest falls at first.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres
AREA/S AFFECTED: MOUNT TARANAKI
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to ease overnight Saturday. In the 6 hours from 9pm
Saturday to 3am Sunday, another 30 to 50mm of rain is possible,
mainly about higher slopes, with the heaviest falls at first.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Sunday 21-Dec-2014
Forecast prepared by: Andy Downs
For further information after 9pm contact Duty Forecaster Allister
Gorman
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Waikato including Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty: Mainly fine, isolated afternoon showers Auckland northwards today.
Waitomo to Kapiti, including the central high country: Showers clearing this afternoon then mainly fine.
Gisborne to Wairarapa including Wellington: Isolated afternoon showers Hawkes Bay northwards today, then mostly fine.Drizzle developing further south tonight, then clearing tomorrow morning.
Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury : Fine in Nelson. Isolated showers elsewhere some possibly heavy in south Canterbury, clearing from the south by tomorrow morning, then mainly fine.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Showers clearing this afternoon. Drizzle for southern Fiordland from tonight. Isolated showers Hokitika northwards tomorrow morning and afternoon.
Otago and Southland: Mainly fine. Isolated showers in North Otago until evening, and a few showers about coastal Southland clearing tomorrow morning.
Chatham Islands: Low cloud and drizzle, turning to rain for a time this afternoon, clearing tomorrow morning.

Extended Forecast

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Tuesday: North Island, scattered showers, north of Auckland and about the eastern ranges. South Island, rain in Fiordland clearing afternoon. Elsewhere, fine spells. Afternoon showers inland.
Wednesday: North Island, mainly fine in the east. A few showers elsewhere. South Island, Rain developing in the west in the evening. Becoming mainly fine elsewhere.
Thursday: North Island, a few showers in most places, gradually clearing south of Waikato. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain in the north and west, but developing about Southland in the evening and clearing in the north. Fine spells in Canterbury and Otago.
Friday: North Island, a few showers north of Taranaki to East Cape.Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing in south and west. Fine spells elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods on Tuesday with southwesterlies. A few showers on Wednesday and southwesterlies dying out. Cloudy periods on Thursday and Friday with northerlies developing.

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