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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:57am 24-May-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Southland, Fiordland, Otago,
Canterbury, Bay Of Plenty Rotorua, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

HEAVY RAIN ABOUT GISBORNE AND NORTHERN HAWKES BAY HAS EASED. HEAVY
SNOW AND SOUTHWEST GALES FOR SOUTHERN NEW ZEALAND AND BANKS PENINSULA
A deep low that brought a period of heavy rain to northern New
Zealand yesterday and this morning has moved away to the southeast of
the country and the heavy rain has eased.
Looking ahead, a very cold southwest flow spreads over the country
today and Monday morning. Snow will likely lower to sea level about
the lower South Island this afternoon, with significant accumulations
above 200 metres for parts of Fiordland, Southland and Otago. The
heaviest snow is expected Sunday evening and Monday morning. As the
cold air and showers spread northwards Monday morning, Banks
Peninsula is also expected to receive a significant amount of snow
above 300 metres. Heavy snow in these regions is likely to cause
major disruption to traffic and make driving conditions hazardous.
Farmers are advised that stock may need shelter from the extreme cold
and snow.
In addition, severe southwest gales gusting 120 km/h are expected
about coastal parts of Otago and Banks Peninsula from this evening
through to Tuesday morning. Winds of this strength could topple
trees, damage powerlines and unsecured structures. Coupled with the
expected snow in these areas, the blizzard like conditons will make
travel difficult.
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 SNOW WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: FIORDLAND SOUTH OF MILFORD SOUND AND SOUTHLAND
FORECAST:
Snow is expected to lower to sea level this afternoon, with periods
of heavy snow continuing through to Monday afternoon. In the 24 hours
from 3pm Sunday to 3pm Monday expect around 20cm to fall above 300
metres, 10 to 15cm down to 200 metres and lesser amounts to sea
level. The heaviest falls are likely this evening and Monday morning,
when 10 to 15cm could accumulate above 300 metres in a 6 hour period.
AREA/S AFFECTED: CENTRAL OTAGO
FORECAST:
Snow showers are expected to develop this afternoon, with periods of
heavy snow continuing through to Monday afternoon. In the 24 hours
from 3pm Sunday to 3pm Monday expect around 20cm to accumulate in the
south, with lesser amounts further north. The heaviest falls are
likely this evening and Monday morning, when 10 to 15cm could
accumulate in a 6 hour period.
AREA/S AFFECTED: CLUTHA AND DUNEDIN
FORECAST:
Snow is expected to lower to sea level this afternoon, with periods
of heavy snow continuing through to Monday afternoon. In the 24 hours
from 3pm Sunday to 3pm Monday expect around 20cm to fall above 300
metres, 10 to 15cm down to 200 metres and lesser amounts to sea
level. The heaviest falls are likely Sunday evening and Monday
morning, when 10 to 15cm could accumulate above 300 metres in a 6
hour period.
Note, about Dunedin City 5 to 10cm is likely to accumulate but 15cm
about higher suburbs.
AREA/S AFFECTED: BANKS PENINSULA
FORECAST:
Snow showers are expected to become heavier Monday morning and lower
to near sea level, with significant accumulations higher up. In the
24 hours from 6am Monday to 6am Tuesday expect around 20cm to fall
above 400 metres, 10 to 15cm down to 300 metres and lesser amounts to
near sea level. The heaviest falls are likely Monday morning and
afternoon, when 10 to 15cm could accumulate above 400 metres in a 6
hour period.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: COASTAL PARTS OF OTAGO FROM MOERAKI SOUTHWARDS
FORECAST:
Severe southwest gales gusting 120 km/h are expected from Sunday
evening through to midnight Monday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: BANKS PENINSULA
FORECAST:
Severe southwest gales gusting 120 km/h are expected from Sunday
night through to early Tuesday morning.
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WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
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HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: BAY OF PLENTY EAST OF TE
PUKE
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: GISBORNE AND HAWKES BAY
ABOUT AND EAST OF WAIROA
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Sunday 24-May-2015
Forecast prepared by: Peter Little
For further information after 1:30pm contact Duty Forecaster Leigh
Matheson
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula: Showers, some heavy with hail.
Bay of Plenty : Fine, odd shower.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine today. Showers tomorrow morning with snow 400 metres in Hawkes Bay and 700 metres in Gisborne.
Taupo and Wanganui to Wellington, including Wairarapa and Marlborough: Isolated showers becoming widespread tonight, snow lowering to 300 metres overnight, clearing tomorrow morning. Showers returning north of Manawatu tomorrow afternoon.
Nelson: Fine.
Canterbury Brief showers today with snow to 400 metres. Mainly fine tomorrow, but heavy showers about Banks Peninsula with snow to 200 metres and severe southwest gales.
Buller, Westland: A few showers north of Greymouth, fine further south.
Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Showery with hail and possible thunderstorms and severe southwest gales. Snow lowering to sea level this afternoon and evening with significant accumulations above 200 metres.
Chatham Islands: Rain today, heavy for a time. Heavy showers tomorrow, thundery with hail.

Extended Forecast

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Tuesday: North Island, showers west of Taupo and in the south. Snow about high level roads. South Island, showers about Southland, and coastal areas. Snow lifting to 500 metres in the east and south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Wednesday: North Island, showers becoming confined to north of Tauranga and the east coast. Fine spells elsewhere. South Island, mainy fine with a few showers about the Southland and the eastern coast.
Thursday: North Island, showers north of Tauranga and the east coast gradually clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine but showers about Southland and clearing from the eastern coast.
Friday: showers spreading south to north of Taupo but mainly fine further south. South Island, Mainly fine but cloud increasing and showers developing in the west.
Chatham Islands: Severe gale southwest and heavy showers, on Tuesday. Showers on Wednesday and Thursday with gale southwesterlies easing.Showers clearing and fine Friday with northerlies developing.

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