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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 10:19am 01-Nov-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Fiordland, Otago, Westland,
Canterbury, Southland, Wairarapa, Wellington, Marlborough

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND WITH SEVERE NORTHWEST
GALES FOR EASTERN AREAS AND ALSO WELLINGTON AND SOUTHERN WAIRARAPA
An active front is forecast to approach southern New Zealand tonight
and cross much of the South Island during Sunday and the lower North
Island early Monday morning. This front is preceded by a very strong,
moist northwest flow and will bring a burst of heavy rain to the
South Island West Coast and Southern Alps during Sunday. 100 to 160mm
of rain is expected over Fiordland and the ranges of Westland during
this time, with significant spillover into the headwaters of the
Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers. People in these areas,
especially trampers are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers
and streams.
Severe northwest gales are also likely for a time over Fiordland,
exposed inland parts of Southland, Otago and Canterbury during Sunday
and Marlborough, Wellington and southern Wairarapa from Sunday
morning through to early Monday morning. Gusts of 120 to 140 km/h are
possible in these areas during this time and could even be stronger
for a time about the Canterbury High Country and parts of the
Canterbury Plains close to the foothills. Winds of this strength have
the potential to cause significant damage, especially to trees,
powerlines and unsecured structures. They could also make driving
conditions hazardous, especially for tall sided vehicles, caravans
and motorcycles.
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
FORECAST:
Rain will become heavy overnight Saturday and then ease late Sunday
afternoon. In the 17 hours from midnight Saturday to 5pm Sunday,
expect 100 to 150mm of rain. Heaviest falls are expected late morning
or early afternoon Sunday, when rates could reach 20 to 30mm per hour
for a time. Note, further rain or heavy showers are likely for the
remainder of Sunday through to Monday afternoon which could add
another 50mm or so.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2800 metres lowering to 1300 metres late Sunday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: HEADWATERS OF THE OTAGO LAKES AND RIVERS
FORECAST:
A period of heavy rain is expected during Sunday morning and
afternoon. In the 15 hours from 4am to 7pm Sunday, expect around
150mm of rain on the Divide, with over 70mm falling within 18km east
of the Divide. Heaviest falls are expected late morning or afternoon
when rates could reach 25mm per hour near the Divide.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres lowering to 1600 metres late Sunday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Sunday morning and then ease from
the south Sunday evening. In the 14 hours starting 6am Sunday south
of Franz Josef and 9am Sunday further north, expect 120 to 160mm of
rain about the ranges, with 40 to 70mm possible nearer the coast.
Heaviest falls are expected during the afternoon and early evening
when rates could reach 25 to 35mm per hour about the ranges.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres lowering to 1600 metres late Sunday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: HEADWATERS OF THE CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS
FORECAST:
A period of heavy rain is expected from later Sunday morning to
Sunday evening. In the 12 to 14 hours starting 7am Sunday south of Mt
Cook and 10am Sunday further north, expect around 150mm of rain on
the Divide with over 70mm falling within 18km east of the Divide.
Heaviest falls are expected during Sunday afternoon or early evening
when rates could reach 25mm per hour near the Divide.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres lowering to 1800 metres overnight Sunday.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: FIORDLAND AND EXPOSED INLAND PARTS OF SOUTHLAND AND
OTAGO
FORECAST:
Northwest gales are expected to develop this evening and become
severe for a time Sunday morning before easing Sunday afternoon. From
Saturday night through to early Sunday afternoon, wind gusts of 120
km/h are possible in exposed places and especially about higher
terrain and in the lee of the ranges.
AREA/S AFFECTED: INLAND CANTERBURY
FORECAST:
Northwest gales are expected to develop tonight and then become
severe for a time during Sunday before easing Sunday evening. From
the early hours of Sunday through to early evening, wind gusts of 140
km/h are likely about exposed areas, especially about the High
Country and the Plains close to the foothills where they could even
be stronger.
AREA/S AFFECTED: MARLBOROUGH, WELLINGTON AND WAIRARAPA SOUTH OF
GREYTOWN
FORECAST:
North to northwest gales are expected to develop Sunday morning and
ease during Monday morning. Severe gales with gusts of 130 km/h are
likely in exposed places and especially hill tops from late Sunday
morning through to early Monday morning.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Saturday 01-Nov-2014
Forecast prepared by: Andy Downs
For further information after 2pm contact Duty Forecaster Erick
Brenstrum
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Waitomo, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Cloudy periods. Light showers north of Auckland clearing this afternoon. Drizzle patches tomorrow evening.
Taranaki to Kapiti: Cloudy periods. Drizzle patchy in Taranaki and Kapiti tomorrow.
Hawkes Bay and Gisborne: Fine.
Wairarapa, Wellington, also Marlborough and Nelson: Mainly fine. Drizzle patches in Wellington and Nelson tomorrow. Rain tomorrow evening in Marlborough and Nelson, some heavy. Northwest gales in exposed places tomorrow.
Buller to Fiordland: Rain south of the Glaciers. Further north, patchy drizzle developing this evening. Rain with heavy falls reaching Buller tomorrow evening, and possible thunderstorms.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: High cloud. Rain in Southland tomorrow morning, followed by few showers. Further north tomorrow, brief afternoon or evening rain. Northwest gales in exposed inland places from tonight, easing tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.

Extended Forecast

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Monday: North Island, a period of rain then becoming fine from the west. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and becoming showery in the south with snow lowering to 500 metres. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Tuesday: North Island, mainly fine, a few showers developing in the south and east. South Island, a few showers, but mainly fine in the west.
Wednesday: North Island, a few showers and fine spells. South Island,mainly fine, but a few showers over the northern half,especially about the ranges. Frosts in the south. Chatham Islands: Mainly fine on Monday, but some rain in the evening. Strong northwesterlies. Fine spells and a shower or two on Tuesday and Wednesday with southwesterlies.

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