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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:32am 26-Oct-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Buller, Wellington, Wairarapa

PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR BULLER AND THE TARARUA RANGE
A front is expected to move northwards over the upper South Island
overnight Sunday and the lower North Island Monday morning. In the
west of central New Zealand, rain associated with the front is likely
to intensify this evening, bringing a period of significant heavy
rain to Buller and the Tararua Range. About 140mm of rain is expected
in the ranges of Buller from late this afternoon to early Monday
morning, while around 170mm of rain is forecast for the Tararua Range
from this evening through to Monday morning.
People are advised this amount of rain is likely to make rivers and
streams rise rapidly, could cause slips and surface flooding, and
make driving conditions hazardous.
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: BULLER
FORECAST:
Rain should become heavy late afternoon. In the 15 hours from 3pm
Sunday to 6am Monday, expect 90 to 140mm of rain, mainly in Kahurangi
National Park. Maximum rainfall intensities of 15 to 20mm/hr from
Sunday evening.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 2400 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: THE TARARUA RANGE
FORECAST:
Rain should become heavy this evening. In the 14 hours from 8pm
Sunday to 10am Monday, expect 120 to 170mm of rain. Maximum rainfall
intensities of 20 to 25mm/hr Monday morning.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Sunday 26-Oct-2014
Forecast prepared by: Heath Gullery
For further information after 2pm Sunday contact Duty Forecaster
Gerard Barrow
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland: Cloud increasing today. A few showers tomorrow.
Auckland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the west turning to rain overnight, with some heavy falls on the ranges. Rain spreading elsewhere tomorrow, but gradually clearing south of Taranaki.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine today. Rain spreading north tomorrow, clearing south of Napier later.
Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and northern Westland: Rain in the west, with some heavy falls from this afternoon, and scattered falls spreading further east this evening. Rain easing to isolated showers on the ranges tomorrow morning, and clearing later.
Southern Westland and Fiordland: Rain in southern Westland clearing this afternoon, then mostly fine.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: Cloudy periods with scattered showers, clearing from the south tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Mostly fine today. A period of rain tomorrow followed by showers and cold southwesterlies.

Extended Forecast

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Tuesday: North Island, Rain north of Waikato, spreading to most places from afternoon, but just scattered falls in the east. South Island, Mainly fine at first, heavy rain developing in the west, with scattered falls in the east, easing later.
Wednesday: North Island, High cloud in the east. Showers elsewhere, some possibly heavy. South Island, Heavy rain in the west, easing later. Showers elsewhere.
Thursday: North Island, A few showers for most places, clearing in the east. South Island, Showers in the south and west, a few showers elsewhere clearing.
Friday: A few showers for most places, easing later, but mainly fine with high cloud inland Canterbury, and Gisborne to Hawkes Bay.
Chatham Islands: A few showers and strong southwesterlies on Tuesday, turning to rain overnight with strong northerlies developing.Rain easing to a few showers on Wednesday. A few showers continue through Thursday and Friday with westerlies, strong at times.

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