SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:14am 03-Jul-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Buller, Westland, Taranaki,
Wairarapa, Wellington, Fiordland, Otago, Canterbury
BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR BULLER, THE NORTH OF WESTLAND AND SOME NORTH
ISLAND AREAS. SEVERE GALES ABOUT THE FAR SOUTH OF THE NORTH ISLAND.
A complex trough is expected to move east onto central New Zealand
today and then move slowly east over the upper North Island tomorrow.
This trough is expected to bring a burst of heavy rain to the north
of Westland, Buller and Mt Taranaki. Bursts of heavy rain are also
likely over parts of the upper North Island tomorrow. Heavy rain may
cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly and slips are possible in
A low is expected to move southeast over the far south of the North
Island late this afternoon or this evening. Gale force winds are
expected to the east of the low and these may become severe in parts
of Wellington and Wairarapa. Winds of this strength can bring down
trees and powerlines, and make driving hazardous for high-sided
vehicles and motorcycles.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND NORTH OF OTIRA AND BULLER SOUTH OF THE
Heavy rain is expected to continue this morning but ease in the early
afternoon. In the 3 hours from 9am to noon today expect a further 20
to 30mm in addition to rain that has already accumulated. Peak
intensities 10 to 15mm per hour.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 1700 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: MOUNT TARANAKI
A period of heavy rain is expected today. In the 9 hours from 9am to
6pm expect 60 to 100mm to accumulate about the Mountain. Peak
intensities 10 to 20mm per hour late this afternoon.
STRONG WIND WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED: WELLINGTON AND WAIRARAPA
Northwesterlies are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 130 km/h
for a time late this afternoon but ease this evening.
WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: FIORDLAND NORTH OF DOUBTFUL
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: THE HEADWATERS OF THE OTAGO
LAKES AND RIVERS
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: THE HEADWATERS OF THE
CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS SOUTH OF ARTHURS PASS
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: WESTLAND RANGES ABOUT AND
SOUTH OF OTIRA
STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: INLAND CANTERBURY
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Friday 03-Jul-2015
Forecast prepared by: Hordur Thordarson
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Short Range Forecast
From Northland to Waitomo and Bay of Plenty, including the central high country: Periods of rain with some heavy falls, easing south of Hamilton and west of Taupo overnight.
Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Rain, briefly heavy, clearing overnight. Severe gale northwesterlies about Wellington and Wairarapa, easing tonight.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay: Scattered rain developing this evening, becoming persistent north of Napier tomorrow.
Marlborough, Canterbury: Rain about the ranges, and scattered falls elsewhere, clearing overnight.
Nelson, Buller: Rain clearing tonight.
Westland: Fine at first. Rain developing late tomorrow.
Fiordland: Scattered showers, turning to rain late tomorrow, with heavy falls.
Southland and Otago: Remaining showers clearing by evening. Rain developing in Southland and Clutha late tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Rain developing tonight, clearing tomorrow.
Sunday: North Island, a few showers in the west Manawatu northwards, fine spells in the south, and rain clearing elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in the west and south, with some heavy falls in Fiordland and Westland, and mainly fine elsewhere.
Monday: North Island, occasional showers in the west Manawatu northwards, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west and south, with snow to low levels in the south, mainly fine elsewhere.
Tuesday: North Island, showers spreading to most places. South Island, showers clearing in the west, and showers spreading to most places elsewhere, with snow to low levels.
Chatham Islands: Rain on Sunday. Occasional showers on Monday, becoming more frequent on Tuesday. Fresh westerlies developing on Sunday and persisting throughout the period.