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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:57pm 20-Nov-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Fiordland, Westland, Canterbury

PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN FOR FIORDLAND AND WESTLAND WITH SPILLOVER INTO
CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
A front moving onto the far south of the South Island is forecast to
stall near southern Fiordland tonight (Thursday), then linger in the
area through Friday, before moving over the South Island on Saturday.
As a result, a prolonged period of heavy rain is expected in
Fiordland and Westland where 200 to 300mm may accumulate in the
ranges through to Saturday morning. During the same time, heavy rain
is also likely to spill over into the Canterbury headwaters. Rivers
and streams are likely to rise quickly, with increased flows also
likely in eastern rivers. Surface flooding and slips are also
possible.
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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
FORECAST:
Rain, with heavy falls, is expected to continue tonight and into
Friday, before easing Friday evening. In the 21 hours from 9pm this
evening (Thursday) to 6pm Friday, expect 150 to 180mm to accumulate
north of Doubtful Sound, with 70 to 100mm elsewhere. Peak intensities
15 to 20mm/hr Thursday evening and again Friday afternoon.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2400 metres rising to 2800 metres Friday evening.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND
FORECAST:
Rain has set in, with heavy falls from tonight. In the 33 hours from
9pm this evening (Thursday) to 6am Saturday, expect 150 to 200mm
about the ranges south of the Glaciers, but 200 to 300mm about the
ranges from the Glaciers to Otira. During the same time, 70 to 100mm
may fall near the coast and the Paparoa Range. Peak intensities 20 to
30mm/hr about the Alps Friday afternoon and evening.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2400 metres rising to 3000 metres Friday night.
AREA/S AFFECTED: HEADWATERS OF THE CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS SOUTH
OF THE WAIMAKARIRI
FORECAST:
Rain is expected on the Alps through to Saturday morning, with heavy
falls developing tonight. In the 27 hours from 9pm this evening
(Thursday) to midnight Friday, expect 200 to 250mm of rain on the
Divide, with 80 to 100mm falling 10 to 15km east of the Divide.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2400 metres rising to 3000 metres Friday night.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Friday 21-Nov-2014
Forecast prepared by: Sarah Garlick
For further information after 9pm contact Duty Forecaster Andy Downs
or William Nepe
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Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Fine spells. Cloud increasing this evening with drizzle patches in the west tonight.
From Waikato and Taupo to Kapiti Coast: Often cloudy. A few drizzle patches, mainly about the hills and ranges morning and evening.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine with high cloud.
Wairarapa, Wellington and Nelson: Mostly cloudy with drizzle about the ranges. Northwest gales in Wairarapa.
Buller: Periods of rain.
Westland and Fiordland: Rain, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms from evening.
Marlborough and Canterbury Fine with high cloud, but rain on the Divide.
Otago and Southland: High cloud. Patchy rain in Southland and Clutha, spreading elsewhere for a time this afternoon and evening.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.

Extended Forecast

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Saturday: North Island, rain spreading north, followed by showers. South Island, rain clearing in the west and north, a few showers elsewhere.
Sunday: North Island, mostly cloudy, with scattered showers clearing. South Island, mainly fine, but cloudy periods about the north and east coasts.
Monday: North Island, scattered rain developing in the west, fine with high cloud elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the west, fine in the east.
Chatham Islands: Northwesterlies on Saturday and rain developing, clearing on Sunday as winds turn southerly and die away. Often cloudy on Monday with northerlies developing.

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