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Forecast


Paihia

Today
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18 4
Tomorrow
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Friday
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Saturday
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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:03am 30-Jul-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Fiordland, Westland, Otago,
Canterbury, Southland

HEAVY RAIN AND DAMAGING WINDS FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND TODAY AND TOMORROW
(THURSDAY)
A disturbed northwest flow covers the country. Within this flow a
front is expected to move up the South Island today. 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 today, 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. Further heavy
rain is likely during Thursday, but amounts are likely to fall just
short of warning criteria a Watch is in place for this.
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. Winds are likely to increase again during Thursday and
exceed warning strength in Otago and Canterbury and further
information has been added to the warnings for these areas.
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 ease this evening. In the 10 hours from 9am
to 7pm Wednesday, expect a further 80 to 100mm of rain. The heaviest
falls are likely until mid-afternoon when intensities could reach 15
to 20mm per hour with possible thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: 1800 metres lowering to 1400 metres this evening.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND RANGES FROM OTIRA SOUTHWARDS
FORECAST:
Heavy rain should develop late this morning then ease tonight. In the
12 hours from 10am to 10pm Wednesday, about 90 to 120mm of rain is
possible. The heaviest falls are likely this afternoon and early
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 near the Main Divide is expected to ease this evening. In
the 10 hours from 9am to 7pm Wednesday, a further 70 to 90mm of rain
could fall near the Divide with more than 60mm falling within 15km
east of the Divide. The heaviest falls are likely late morning and
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 this 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.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
_______________________
AREA/S AFFECTED: FIORDLAND
FORECAST:
Strong to gale northwesterly winds are expected to ease slighty this
afternoon. Between 9am and 2pm Wednesday, gusts of 130km/h are
possible in places.
AREA/S AFFECTED: SOUTHLAND
FORECAST:
Northwesterly winds are reaching gale strength in some places and
should ease slightly this afternoon. Between 9am and 2pm Wednesday,
gusts of 130 km/h are possible in some places, especially near the
western and northern hills and ranges.
AREA/S AFFECTED: OTAGO
FORECAST:
Northwesterly winds are reaching gale force in some places but should
ease slightly this evening. Between 9am and 4pm Wednesday gusts of
120 km/h are possible in some places, especially about the eastern
hills and ranges including the Rock and Pillar Range.
However, the wind is expected to strengthen again for a time during
Thursday. Further gusts of 120 km/h are possible between 9am and 9pm
Thursday in similar places to those highlighted above.
AREA/S AFFECTED: CANTERBURY
FORECAST:
Strong to gale northwesterlies are expected to affect parts of
Canterbury today and tomorrow (Thursday). Between 9am and 10pm 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 but
strengthen again later Thursday morning. Between 6am Thursday and at
least Thursday evening but possibly Friday morning, further wind
gusts of 130 km/h are possible in the areas highlighted above.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Wednesday 30-Jul-2014
Forecast prepared by: Allister Gorman
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Cloudy periods.

Waikato to Wellington, also the central high country: Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle.

Gisborne to Wairarapa: Mainly fine with high cloud.

Nelson and Marlborough: Periods of rain about the western ranges of Nelson. High cloud elsewhere, with rain clearing overnight.

Buller, Westland, and Fiordland: Periods of rain, heavy at times. Isolated thunderstorms clearing tomorrow.

Canterbury to Southland: Rain about the Divide, heavy at times. High cloud elsewhere, with scattered rain clearing tonight but brief rain about Southland and inland Otago again tomorrow morning. Severe gale northwesterlies at times in exposed places.

Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods, with a few morning showers.

Extended Forecast

valid to :
Friday: North Island, occasional rain or drizzle in most places,but fine with high cloud in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, heavy rain in the west, scattered brief rain elsewhere. Gale or severe gale northwesterlies in central and southern areas.

Saturday: North Island, occasional rain or drizzle most places, but dry with high cloud in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, heavy rain in the west, brief rain elsewhere clearing from the south, showers developing in the south later. Gale or severe gale northwesterlies easing in the South Island.

Sunday: North Island, rain becoming heavier and more persistent,then easing to showers, northwest gales easing. South Island, showers spreading to most places, then clearing in the north and west.

Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods on Friday. Cloud increasing on Saturday and northerlies rising to gale. Rain on Sunday, clearing later and northwesterlies dying away.

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