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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:51am 30-May-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland, Fiordland

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WESTLAND RANGES TODAY.
A front over northern Fiordland, preceded by northerlies and heavy
rain, is forecast to move over Westland during today. Heavy rain in
northern Fiordland is easing and the Warning for this area is now
lifted. However, heavy rain falling in the ranges of Westland south
of Otira is expected to continue until early this evening, and
another 50 to 70mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen.
People are advised that rivers and streams may rise rapidly, and
slips are possible.
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 RANGES OF WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected to ease early this evening (Saturday). In the
8 hours from 9am to 5pm today, expect another 50 to 70mm to
accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15
to 25mm per hour in possible thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 1600 metres.
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WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
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HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: FIORDLAND NORTH OF
SECRETARY ISLAND
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Saturday 30-May-2015
Forecast prepared by: Sarah Garlick
For further information after 2pm contact Duty Forecaster Leigh
Matheson
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula: A few showers. Rain tomorrow, possibly heavy and thundery at times in the east.
Bay of Plenty and Taupo: Fine at first but isolated showers developing tonight.
Waikato to Manawatu and Gisborne to Wairarapa, excluding Taranaki: Fine apart from some cloudy periods.
Taranaki: Occasional showers, easing tonight.
Horowhenua to Wellington: Mostly cloudy with a few showers developing this evening, possibly heavy in Wellington.
Nelson and Marlborough Sounds: Scattered rain, heavy for a time this evening.
Remainder of Marlborough to Southland: Some high cloud. A few spots of rain, mainly this afternoon.
Buller and Westland: Rain, possibly heavy and thundery, easing in southern Westland this afternoon and elsewhere tomorrow.
Fiordland: Cloudy periods. Rain tomorrow, possibly heavy in the evening.
Chatham Islands: A few showers developing this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

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Monday: North Island, showers over the northern half and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain in the north and west and thick high cloud elsewhere.
Tuesday: North Island, rain over the northern half with heavy falls. Scattered lighter rain elsewhere. South Island, rain in the north and west also setting in the far south. Mostly cloudy elsewhere.
Wednesday: North Island, showers, heavy and possibly thundery over the northern half. South Island, rain or showers in the west clearing. Rain elsewhere with cold southerlies strengthening. Snow lowering to 300 metres in the south and 600 metres about Canterbury.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods on Monday with northerlies. Cloud increasing on Tuesday with northeasterlies becoming strong. Rain on Wednesday.

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