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Napier Weather


Weather map of Napier
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Hastings

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Napier

showers
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Palmerston North

Forecast


Napier

Today
partly cloudy
18 11
Tomorrow
fine
20 11
Friday
partly cloudy
20 11
Saturday
wind
20 13

Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:22pm 29-Jul-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Fiordland, Westland, Otago,
Canterbury, Southland

HEAVY RAIN AND DAMAGING WINDS FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND ON WEDNESDAY
A disturbed northwest flow covers the country. Within this flow a
front is expected to move up the South Island during Wednesday. Heavy
rain is expected ahead of and with the front over Fiordland and
Westland and gale northwesterlies are likely near the front in
Fiordland, Southland, Otago and Canterbury.
In Fiordland and the Westland ranges, up to 120mm of rain could fall
over a 12 hour period during Wednesday, with significant falls
spreading east into the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury lakes
and rivers. People in these areas should be aware rivers could rise
rapidly and there is the possibility of slips and surface flooding.
In exposed parts of Fiordland, Southland, Otago and Canterbury wind
gusts of 130 km/h are possible during Wednesday. Near the Canterbury
Foothills, gusts of 150 km/h are possible. These wind gusts have the
potential to damage trees and powerlines and create difficult driving
conditions.
Although both the wind and rain should ease late Wednesday or early
Thursday, further warnings for heavy rain and/or damaging winds are
likely later in the week.
FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND FORECAST CHARTS PLEASE GO TO
http://metservice.com
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND TECHNICAL USERS
FOLLOWS.
______________________
HEAVY RAIN WARNING
______________________
AREA/S AFFECTED: FIORDLAND
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected to develop Wednesday morning then ease in the
evening. In the 12 hours from 8am to 8pm Wednesday, expect 80 to
110mm of rain. The heaviest falls are likely early afternoon when
intensities could reach 15 to 20mm per hour with possible
thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: 1800 metres lowering to 1500 metres in the evening.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND RANGES FROM OTIRA SOUTHWARDS
FORECAST:
Heavy rain should develop late Wednesday morning then ease overnight
into Thursday. In the 12 hours from 10am to 10pm Wednesday, about 90
to 120mm of rain is possible. The heaviest falls are likely from
mid-afternoon until mid-evening when intensities could reach 15 to
25mm per hour with possible thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2000 metres lowering to 1600 metres in the evening.
AREA/S AFFECTED: HEADWATERS OF THE OTAGO LAKES AND RIVERS
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected to develop near the Main Divide Wednesday
morning then ease at night. In the 12 hours from 8am to 8pm
Wednesday, about 80 to 100mm of rain could fall near the Divide with
greater than 70mm falling within 15km east of the Divide. The
heaviest falls are likely during the afternoon when rainfall
intensities could reach 10 to 20mm per hour with possible
thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: 1800 metres lowering to 1500 metres in the evening.
AREA/S AFFECTED: HEADWATERS OF THE CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS FROM
ARTHURS PASS SOUTHWARDS
FORECAST:
Heavy rain should develop near the Main Divide late Wednesday morning
then ease overnight into Thursday. In the 12 hours from 10am to 10pm
Wednesday, expect 90 to 120mm of rain near the Divide and more than
70mm falling within 20km east of the Divide. The heaviest falls are
likely from mid-afternoon until mid-evening when intensities could
reach 15 to 25mm per hour with possible thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2000 metres lowering to 1600 metres in the evening.
_______________________
STRONG WIND WARNING
_______________________
AREA/S AFFECTED: SOUTHLAND
FORECAST:
Northwesterly winds are expected to strengthen during Wednesday
morning. Between about 3am and 3pm Wednesday, gusts of 130 km/h are
possible in some places, especially near the western and northern
hills and ranges. After 3pm the winds are expected to ease slightly.
AREA/S AFFECTED: OTAGO
FORECAST:
Northwesterlies are expected to strengthen during Wednesday morning.
Between about 7am and 6pm Wednesday gusts of 120 km/h are possible in
some places, especially about the eastern hills and ranges including
the Rock and Pillar Range. Winds are expected to ease slightly
Wednesday evening.
AREA/S AFFECTED: CANTERBURY
FORECAST:
Northwest winds are expected to strengthen during Wednesday morning.
Between about 8am and midnight on Wednesday, wind gusts of 130 km/h
are possible in some places, especially about and immediately east of
the Canterbury Foothills. In one or two spots, wind gusts of 150 km/h
are possible. The winds should ease slightly overnight Wednesday into
Thursday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: FIORDLAND
FORECAST:
Northwesterly winds are expected to strengthen during Wednesday
morning. Between about 3am and 3pm Wednesday, gusts of 130km/h are
possible in places. After 3pm the winds are expected to ease
slightly.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Wednesday 30-Jul-2014
Forecast prepared by: Erick Brenstrum
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Rain with some heavy and thundery falls possible, clearing from the west during the morning.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country: Rain, with possible thunderstorms in Taranaki, easing to patchy drizzle this morning.

Gisborne to Wairarapa: Scattered rain clearing this morning from the south and becoming fine.

Nelson and Marlborough: High cloud increasing and rain developing this evening.

Buller and Westland: Showers, but heavy thundery rain gradually spreading north.

Fiordland: Rain, possibly thundery at times.

Canterbury to Southland: Mainly fine with high cloud, but brief rain in Southland and Otago this afternoon or evening. Northwesterlies rising to gale today, and possibly to severe gale in exposed places.

Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy with a few showers.

Extended Forecast

valid to :
Thursday: North Island, occasional drizzle or rain from Waikato and the Central Plateau to Wellington, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, heavy rain in the west, scattered brief rain further east.

Friday: North Island, occasional rain or drizzle from Waikato and Bay of Plenty to Wellington, cloudy periods elsewhere, but a few showers in the far north. South Island, heavy rain in the west, scattered brief rain elsewhere.

Saturday: North Island Occasional rain for most places, but dry with high cloud in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, Rain, heavy in the west, but just a few spots in Canterbury, turning to showers with a cooler southerly change.

Chatham Islands: Drizzle clearing on Thursday, then cloudy periods, with northwesterlies gradually rising to gale by Saturday.

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