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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:41pm 18-Dec-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE RANGES OF WESTLAND FROM FRIDAY EVENING TO SATURDAY
NIGHT
A strong, moist northerly flow and rain is forecast to spread over
the South Island late Friday and persist through much of Saturday,
before easing Saturday night with the passage of a front. Heavy rain
is expected about the ranges of Westland, with 150 to 200mm likely
during this time.
People in these areas, especially trampers, are warned to look out
for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Surface flooding, slips and
hazardous driving conditions are also possible nearer the coast
during this time.
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: WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Friday evening and ease from the
south late Saturday. In the 30 hours from 6pm Friday to midnight
Saturday, expect around 150mm of rain about the ranges, with 200mm
possible about higher slopes south of Franz Josef. During the same
time, 60 to 100mm of rain is possible nearer the coast. The heaviest
falls are expected during Saturday, when rates about the ranges could
reach 30mm per hour at times, especially in possible thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Friday 19-Dec-2014
Forecast prepared by: Peter Little
For further information after 9pm contact Duty Forecaster John Crouch
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland, Coromandel: Cloudy areas at first, then increasing fine spells.
From Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taihape and Taumarunui: Patchy morning drizzle, then increasing fine spells. Isolated afternoon showers about Taihape, Taupo and inland Bay of Plenty. Evening drizzle in Taranaki, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon showers about inland Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Nelson and Marlborough: Mainly fine. A few afternoon showers about the Marlborough ranges.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: Few remaining showers clearing early this morning, then fine spells. A few showers developing this afternoon, some possibly heavy, turning to scattered rain about Otago and Southland this evening.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Occasional drizzle turning to rain, with heavy falls in south Westland this evening.
Chatham Islands: Low cloud and rain.

Extended Forecast

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Saturday: North Island, mainly fine in the east and south, rain developing from Taranaki to East Cape northwards from afternoon. South Island, heavy rain in the west, rain at times in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Sunday: North Island, rain for most places, with some heavy falls, easing later. South Island, showers in the west, and elsewhere from afternoon.
Monday: North Island, mainly fine, a few morning showers in the west. South Island, A few showers in the west, and inland Marlborough and Canterbury, mainly fine elsewhere. Late rain in Fiordland. Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods with a few showers and northwesterlies on Saturday and Sunday. Rain developing overnight Sunday, then winds turning southwest and rain easing to showers on Monday.

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