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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 10:26am 04-May-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Fiordland, Westland

ACTIVE TROUGH MOVING ONTO THE SOUTH ISLAND WEDNESDAY, BRINGING
SIGNIFICANT RAIN TO THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
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
therefore 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 220-300mm 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
9:00pm Monday 04-May-2015
Forecast prepared by: Rochelle Fleming
For further information after 1.30pm Monday May 4th contact Duty
Forecaster Sarach Garlick
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland and Coromandel: Fine spells, but isolated light showers in the east.
Auckland, Bay of Plenty, central high country, also Wanganui and Manawatu: Cloudy periods.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine with high cloud.
Taranaki, Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast and Wellington: Mostly cloudy, with drizzle mainly about the Mountain and Tararua ranges.
Nelson: Mainly fine, rain developing in the west tomorrow.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Mainly fine, low cloud lingering about the the coast until tomorrow morning.
Buller and Westland: Cloudy periods today. Rain spreading north tomorrow, with some heavy falls in the south from evening.
Otago and Southland: High cloud thickening today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow, with brief light rain around dawn.
Fiordland: Patchy drizzle turning to rain tonight, with some 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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