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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:32pm 01-Sep-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR SOUTH WESTLAND
A deep low over the eastern Tasman Sea is expected to cross over the
lower South Island during Wednesday morning. A period of heavy rain
is expected about South Westland, where 120mm could accumulate about
the ranges in a 12 hour period, with lesser amounts nearer the coast.
This amount of rain could cause slips, surface flooding and rivers
and streams to rise rapidly.
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 ROSS
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Tuesday night, then ease late
Wednesday morning. In the 12 hours from midnight Tuesday to midday
Wednesday expect 100 to 120mm to accumulate about the ranges, with
lesser amounts nearer the coast. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr
about the ranges.
FREEZING LEVEL: 1400 metres.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Wednesday 02-Sep-2015
Forecast prepared by: Peter Little
For further information after 9:30pm contact Duty Forecaster Mads
Naeraa-Spiers
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS AND WATCHES ARE IN FORCE FOR MANY AREAS.
Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: A few showers, becoming frequent and heavier this afternoon with possible thunderstorms.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Mainly fine. Scattered showers in Wairarapa this afternoon.
Whanganui to Wellington: A few showers, becoming frequent south of Palmerston North this afternoon.
Nelson, Buller and Westland: Periods of rain, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms this morning.
Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago : Scattered showers in Otago, spreading elsewhere this evening and snow may lower to 700 metres in Central Otago.
Southland and Fiordland: Scattered rain, becoming widespread this afternoon.
Chatham Islands : Cloudy with a period of morning rain.

Extended Forecast

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Thursday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain or showers clearing from most places, but rain returning to far south at night.
Friday: North Island, rain spreading to most places. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.
Saturday: North Island, rain easing to showers, then clearing in Bay of Plenty. South Island, rain or showers, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.
Chatham Islands: Rain at times on Thursday and Friday, northerlies turning southwest for a time late Thursday and Friday morning. Rain becoming heavier and more persistent on Saturday, and northerlies turning southerly then strengthening.

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