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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:07pm 04-May-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Fiordland, Westland

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR SOUTHERN WESTLAND AND FIORDLAND LATE TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY.
An active trough is expected to move onto the South Island on
Wednesday and is preceded by a strong, moist northwest flow. Rain is
expected to become heavy in the southwest of the South Island Tuesday
evening, with the heaviest falls likely in southern Westland, where
around 400mm could accumulate in a 24 hour period about some higher
slopes. Near the coast, over 100mm is expected in the same time. The
band of heavy rain should move northwards during Wednesday. Although
the rain is expected to ease in the far south later Wednesday, the
flow is likely to remain northwest and further periods of heavy rain
are possible later in the week.
This is a significant amount of rain for these areas. People are
advised that streams and rivers will rise rapidly, surface flooding
and slips are possible, and driving conditions will be hazardous.
Further areas are likely to be added to this warning as the trough
gets closer to New Zealand.
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: FIORDLAND, FROM DOUBTFUL SOUND NORTHWARDS.
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Tuesday evening. In the 24 hours
between 6pm Tuesday and 6pm Wednesday, expect 180-250mm to
accumulate. Peak intensities of 20-30mm per hour Wednesday morning
and thunderstorms are also possible.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3200 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND, FROM WHATAROA SOUTHWARDS.
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Tuesday evening. In the 24 hours
between 9pm Tuesday and 9pm Wednesday, expect 250-300mm to accumulate
about the ranges, with around 400mm possible about some higher
slopes. Near the coast, 100-130mm is expected in the same period.
Peak intensities of 25-35mm per hour on Wednesday, but possibly
higher in the ranges.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3200 metres.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Tuesday 05-May-2015
Forecast prepared by: Sarah Garlick
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 and Coromandel: Mostly fine. The odd shower in the east tonight.
Auckland, Bay of Plenty, central high country, also Wanganui and Manawatu: Fine and cloudy periods.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine with high cloud.
Taranaki, Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast and Wellington: Mostly cloudy. Drizzle about Mount Taranaki and the Tararua Range.
Nelson: Mainly fine today. Rain in the west tomorrow.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Mainly fine, but areas of low cloud about the coast till morning.
Buller and Westland: Cloudy periods today. Rain spreading north tomorrow, with heavy falls in Westland from evening.
Otago and Southland: High cloud, with brief rain around dawn tomorrow.
Fiordland: Patchy drizzle turning to rain tonight, with heavy falls tomorrow evening.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.

Extended Forecast

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Wednesday: North Island, A few showers from Bay of Plenty and Waikato southwards, but fine in the east. Fine further north. Northwest gales in the south. South Island, heavy rain in the west, a few spots of rain further east for Otago and Southland. Northwest gales in exposed places east of the Divide for a time, likely severe in places, especially the Canterbury High Country.
Thursday: North Island, rain spreading to most places, some heavy falls for western and central areas. South Island, occasional rain in the west, some heavy falls. Showers in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, rain north of Taranaki clearing, then a few showers in the west, becoming fine in the east. Northwesterlies strengthening in the south, possibly gale in exposed places. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at times. Scattered showers elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods. Rain from late Thursday. Strong northwesterlies.

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