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Nelson Weather


Weather map of Nelson
showers
1711

Blenheim

partly cloudy
1810

Kaikoura

showers
1610

Motueka

showers
1511

Nelson

rain
1411

Reefton

rain
1612

Westport

Forecast


Nelson

Today
showers
15 11
Tomorrow
showers
16 7
Sunday
partly cloudy
14 1
Monday
fine
12 2

Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:21am 01-Aug-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Southland, Otago, Canterbury,
Marlborough, Wellington, Wairarapa, Fiordland, Westland, Taranaki

HEAVY RAIN FOR FIORDLAND AND THE SOUTHERN ALPS, INCLUDING THE OTAGO
AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS, ALSO TARANAKI AND THE TARARUA RANGE.
SEVERE NORTHWEST GALES FOR EASTERN PARTS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, ALSO
WELLINGTON AND WAIRARAPA; DAMAGING GUSTS FOR CANTERBURY ON SATURDAY.
A strong, moist northwest flow covers most of the country until a
front moves up the South Island on Saturday.
Periods of heavy rain are expected about the Southern Alps and west
of the South Island until Saturday. Heavy rain should also develop
about Mount Taranaki during Friday, then the Tararua Range on
Saturday. Meanwhile, strong to gale northwesterlies are affecting
many eastern areas of the South Island, spreading north to Wellington
and Wairarapa late tonight (Friday).
The heaviest sustained rain is likely in Fiordland and Westland from
Friday evening until Saturday afternoon or evening, with significant
spillover into the Otago and Canterbury Headwaters. During this time,
up to 250mm of rain could fall near the Main Divide.
In addition, a trough approaching central New Zealand is expected to
bring sustained heavy rain to Taranaki and the Tararua Range from
late Friday through to early Sunday, where 250mm is likely, but 400mm
about higher parts of Mount Taranaki.Wind gusts in exposed areas of
Canterbury, Otago and Southland may reach 130 km/h at times during
Friday and Saturday, spreading to Marlborough, Wellington and
Wairarapa tonight and Saturday. Note, in Canterbury, damaging gusts
of 150 km/h are possible for a time during Saturday afternoon.
In the areas affected by the heavy rain, rivers could rise rapidly
and there is the possibility of slips and surface flooding. Wind
gusts of 130 km/h or stronger have the potential to damage trees and
powerlines and create difficult driving conditions.
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 at times through today (Friday) and Saturday.
The rain should be heaviest and most sustained from late Friday
afternoon until about midday Saturday. In the 18 hours from 6pm this
evening through to midday Saturday expect 100 to 140mm to accumulate.
Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr are possible.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 2200 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected at times through today (Friday) and Saturday.
However the heaviest and most sustained rain is likely from this
evening through to Saturday evening. In the 24 hours from 6pm this
evening to 6pm Saturday expect 150 to 250mm about the ranges. Note,
70 to 90mm is likely nearer the coast during the same period. Peak
intensities of 20 to 25mm/hr are expected about the ranges during
Saturday morning and afternoon.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2200 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: HEADWATERS OF THE OTAGO LAKES AND RIVERS
FORECAST:
Significant spill-over rain is expected from this evening (Friday)
through to Saturday afternoon. In the 18 hours from 9pm this evening
through to 3pm Saturday expect 140 to 180mm about the Divide, with 60
to 100mm within 20km of the Divide. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm/hr
about the Divide are likely during Saturday morning and afternoon.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 2200 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: HEADWATERS OF THE CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS, ABOUT
AND SOUTH OF ARTHURS PASS
FORECAST:
Significant spill-over rain is expected from overnight tonight
(Friday) through to Saturday evening. In the 19 hours from midnight
tonight through to 7pm Saturday expect 150 to 200mm to accumulate
about the Divide, especially south of the Rakaia River, with 90 to
140mm within 20km east of the Divide. Peak intensities of 15 to
20mm/hr are possuble near the Divide during Saturday morning and
afternoon.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 2200 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: TARANAKI
FORECAST:
Sustained heavy rain is expected from Friday evening through to
Sunday morning. Heaviest falls are expected about the Mountain, but
significant amounts are also likely in areas north and west of the
Mountain. In the 33 hours from 9pm Friday through to 6am Sunday
expect 150 to 250mm to accumulate about the Mountain, but with 350 to
400mm possible about the summit. Note, 90 to 120mm is likely about
places nearer the coast north and west of the Mountain. Peak
intensities of 20 to 30mm/hr are likely about the Mountain during
Saturday and early Sunday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: THE TARARUA RANGE
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected from midnight tonight (Friday) until Sunday
morning. In the 30 hours from midnight tonight until 6am Sunday
expect 200 to 250mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 20mm/hr
Saturday evening and early Sunday.
_______________________
STRONG WIND WARNING
_______________________
AREA/S AFFECTED: SOUTHLAND
FORECAST:
Severe northwesterly gales are expected in exposed places until early
Saturday morning and during this time gusts of 130km/h are possible
in exposed places.
AREA/S AFFECTED: OTAGO
FORECAST:
Severe northwesterly gales are expected at times through to early
Saturday, with gusts of 130km/h in exposed places.
AREA/S AFFECTED: CANTERBURY
FORECAST:
Severe northwest gales are expected at times through to Saturday
evening, with gusts of 130 km/h in exposed areas, and may reach 150
km/h in some places during Saturday afternoon. The strongest winds
are most likely about the Mackenzie Country and near the Foothills,
but are likely to spread to the plains during Saturday afternoon.
AREA/S AFFECTED: MARLBOROUGH
FORECAST:
Severe northwest gales are expected from this evening (Friday) until
Saturday evening, with gusts of 120km/h, but 140km/h in the lee of
the Kaikoura Range late afternoon and early evening Saturday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WELLINGTON
FORECAST:
Severe northwest gales are expected from midnight tonight (Friday),
until midnight Saturday, with gusts of 130km/h likely in exposed
places.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WAIRARAPA
FORECAST:
Severe northwest gales are expected from Saturday morning until
overnight Saturday to Sunday, with gusts of 140km/h, especially
during Saturday evening.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Friday 01-Aug-2014
Forecast prepared by: Leigh Matheson
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Waikato: Drizzle spreading southwards tonight.

Waitomo, Taranaki, Taupo, Taumarunui, Taihape Bay of Plenty : Patchy rain developing tonight, with heavy falls about Taranaki.

Wanganui, Manawatu: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain tomorrow.

Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa: Rain, with heavy falls tomorrow about the ranges. Northwest gales in Wellington and Wairarapa.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mainly fine.

Nelson, Marlborough excluding the Kaikoura Coast: Rain at times. Northwest gales about the Sounds.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland: Rain, heavy at times, thunderstorms in Westland southwards, easing in Fiordland tomorrow with snow lowering to 300 metres there later.

Canterbury, also Kaikoura Coast: Severe northwest gales, in exposed places. High cloud, scattered rain tomorrow.

Otago and Southland: Rain spreading northwards tonight and tomorrow morning, with heavy falls and snow lowering to 300 metres late.

Chatham Islands: Mainly fine, but few showers tomorrow.

Extended Forecast

valid to :
Sunday: North Island, rain becoming heavier and more persistent,then easing to showers, northwesterlies dying away. South Island, rain or showers in most places, snow on the hills in the south and east, then fine apart from showers in the far south.

Monday: North Island, showers in the east from Coromandel Peninsula to Napier, remaining showers elsewhere clearing and becoming fine. South Island, mainly fine, a few coastal showers in the south.

Tuesday: North Island, mainly fine, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west from Northland to Manawatu. South Island, showers spreading up the west coast, turning to rain in the south, fine elsewhere apart from showers near Foveaux Strait.

Chatham Islands: Rain on Sunday, easing to showers later and northwesterlies turning lighter southwest. Occasional showers and southerly winds on Monday and Tuesday.

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