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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:59am 19-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 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, especially trampers, are warned to look out for rapidly
rising rivers and streams. Surface flooding, slips and hazardous
driving conditions are also possible 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 this evening (Friday) and should
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 Whataroa. During the same
time, 60 to 100mm of rain is possible nearer the coast. The heaviest
falls are expected during Saturday, when rainfall rates about the
ranges could reach 30mm per hour at times, especially in possible
thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3200 metres
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Friday 19-Dec-2014
Forecast prepared by: Rochelle Fleming
For further information after 1.30pm Friday December 19th contact
Duty Forecaster Peter Little
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland and Coromandel: Fine spells. Low cloud and scattered showers tomorrow, turning to rain in the evening.
Waikato to Wellington, also Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and the central high country: Fine and cloudy periods, with isolated afternoon showers about Taihape, Taupo and inland Bay of Plenty today. Evening drizzle about Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington and rain developing in most places late tomorrow.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mainly fine, isolated afternoon showers inland Hawkes Bay and Gisborne today.
Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury: Fine today, apart from isolated afternoon showers inland. Rain, with heavy falls developing about Nelson and Marlborough late tomorrow.
Otago and Southland: Fine spells. Showers developing this afternoon, some possibly heavy with thunderstorms.
Buller to Fiordland: Drizzle turning to rain this evening, with heavy falls in Westland.
Chatham Islands: Low cloud and rain, clearing tomorrow.

Extended Forecast

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Sunday: North Island, rain for most places, with some heavy falls, easing from the west in the afternoon. South Island, showers in the west and south, and elsewhere from afternoon.
Monday: North Island, a few showers in the south and east, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, A few showers in the north and west, and inland Canterbury, mainly fine elsewhere. Late rain in Fiordland.
Tuesday: North Island, fine spells. A few afternoon and evening showers, mainly inland and in the north. South Island, mainly fine, afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.
Chatham Islands: Rain developing Sunday afternoon, clearing Sunday night. Showery southwesterlies developing on Monday, then easing on Tuesday.

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