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
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.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED: FIORDLAND
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
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
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Short Range Forecast
In the west from Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel Peninsula and the central high country: Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle morning and evening. However, afternoon fine spells for Northland, Wanganui, and Manawatu.
Bay of Plenty: Morning and evening cloud, otherwise fine.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine and warm.
Nelson and Marlborough: Morning cloud then fine spells, scattered rain in Nelson at night.
Canterbury: Fine spells, but brief rain this afternoon.
Otago and Southland: Cloudy periods. Scattered rain this afternoon and evening.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Cloudy with patchy drizzle, turning to rain in Fiordland this morning and further north from afternoon, with some heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy.
Wednesday: North Island, rain or drizzle in the south and west reaching Northland in the evening, then clearing. Fine and very warm about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain or showers in the west and far south and fine or becoming fine elsewhere.
Thursday: North Island, drizzle developing from Waitomo to Kapiti, clearing from Northland and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, thundery rain in the west and becoming showery in the far south with hail developing and snow lowering to 500 metres. Just high cloud elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, showers, but longer fine spells from Hawkes Bay to Bay of Plenty. South Island, showery with hail.
Chatham Islands: Rain or drizzle at first on Wednesday, clearing afternoon with strong northwesterlies turning southwest. Mainly fine Thursday with strengthening northwesterlies. Showers developing on Friday with a southwest change.