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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:52pm 17-Apr-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Bay Of Plenty Rotorua, Gisborne,
Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu,
Wellington, Buller, Westland, Coromandel Peninsula, Taranaki,
Wairarapa, Taupo, Taihape, Taumarunui, Wanganui

HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS ABOUT CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND EASING TONIGHT
OR FRIDAY
A deep low lying west of the North Island is expected to move slowly
south tonight and Friday and gradually weaken. Severe easterly gales
about western parts of central New Zealand, including Wellington,
Nelson, Buller and Westland are expected to gradually ease from the
north tonight and early Friday morning. Gusts of 110 to 140 km/h are
likely in exposed parts of these areas until early Friday morning,
which have the potential to damage trees, powerlines and unsecure
structures, and make driving hazardous.
Heavy rain is expected for northern and eastern parts of the South
Island tonight and tomorrow (Friday), and about the Gisborne and
Ruahine Ranges until Friday morning. The heaviest falls are expected
about the Kaikoura Range tonight, with 150 to 180mm until Friday
morning, then about the ranges of north Otago where 150 to 180mm is
expected until Friday night.Significant falls are also expected about
the Ruahine Range until tonight, and about Marlborough, Canterbury
and Nelson into Friday.
People in these areas are advised to watch out for rapidly rising
streams and rivers, surface flooding, slips and hazardous driving
conditions.
The main band of heavy rain has eased about the Coromandel Peninsula,
western Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Tararua Range, and eastern hills of
Wellington and these warnings have been lifted.Additionally, severe
easterly gales have eased about the central North Island high country
and this warning has been also lifted.
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: GISBORNE AND EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY RANGES
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected to ease from the north Friday morning,
followed by showers for the remainder of Friday. In the 12 hours from
8pm Thursday to 8am Friday Thursday expect a further 70 to 90mm to
accumulate, but 120 to 150mm about the ranges south of Gisborne City.
Peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour about the ranges south of
Gisborne City overnight.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTERN RANGES OF NELSON, INCLUDING ABEL TASMAN
FORECAST:
Heavy rain easing tonight, but returning Friday morning, mainly about
the Tasman Mountains. In the 4 hours from 8pm this evening to
midnight (Thursday), expect a further 50 to 70mm to accumulate.
However, in the 18 hours from 6am to midnight Friday expect 80 to
100mm to accumulate, mainly about the Tasman Mountains. Peak
intensities 15 to 20mm per hour, especially about the Takaka Hill and
Abel Tasman.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: MARLBOROUGH, INCLUDING THE RICHMOND RANGE AND THE
KAIKOURA COAST AND RANGES
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain are expected until early Friday morning,
especially about the ranges. In the 10 hours from 8pm Thursday to 6am
Friday, expect a further 140 to 180mm about the Kaikoura Ranges, with
70 to 90mm about the Kaikoura Coast and remaining Marlborough Ranges,
and 30 to 50mm about some remaining low lying areas. Peak intensities
15 to 20mm per hour about the Kaikoura Range tonight.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 3000 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: CANTERBURY
FORECAST:
Rain, with heavy falls about the foothills and Banks Peninsula,
easing from the north during Friday. North of Ashburton, in the 15
hours from 8pm Thursday to 11am Friday expect a further 70 to 90mm to
accumulate about the foothills and Banks Peninsula, but 30 to 50mm
about low lying areas including Christchurch City. South of
Ashburton, in the 20 hours from 8pm Thursday to 4pm Friday, expect
120 to 150mm about the foothills, with 50 to 70mm about lower lying
areas.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2500 metres rising to 2800 metres Friday morning
AREA/S AFFECTED: EASTERN OTAGO FROM DUNEDIN NORTHWARDS
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to pick up this evening and become heavy at times
early Friday morning before easing overnight Friday. In the 24 hours
from 11pm Thursday to 11pm Friday, expect 120 to 180mm about higher
parts of North Otago and 50 to 90mm elsewhere, including Dunedin.
FREEZING LEVEL: Around 1800 metres rising to 2500 metres overnight.
AREA/S AFFECTED: THE RUAHINE RANGE
FORECAST:
Heavy rain has been falling this afternoon and is expected to
continue until midnight tonight. In the 4 hours from 8pm to midnight
tonight expect a further 50 to 80mm to accumulate. Intensities of 15
to 20mm per hour.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: MANAWATU AND HOROWHENUA KAPITI COAST
FORECAST:
Easterly gales, with severe gales gusting 120 km/h in exposed areas
easing by midnight tonight (Thursday).
AREA/S AFFECTED: NORTHERN WELLINGTON AND EXPOSED HILL TOPS AND ALSO
THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS
FORECAST:
Southeast gales, with severe gales gusting 120 km/h in exposed areas,
easing by midnight tonight (Thursday).
AREA/S AFFECTED: BULLER AND WESTLAND
FORECAST:
Severe southeast gales gusting 140 km/h, easing north of Hokitika by
midnight tonight, but elsewhere easing early Friday morning.
AREA/S AFFECTED: NELSON
FORECAST:
East to southeast gales, with gusts of 110 km/h easing by midnight
tonight (Thursday).
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WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
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HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND
WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: TARANAKI
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: THE TARARUA RANGE
The heaviest rain has now eased, although light to moderate rain is
expected to continue until Friday morning.
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: EASTERN HILLS OF WELLINGTON
The heaviest rain has now eased, although light to moderate rain is
expected to continue until Friday morning.
STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND
HIGH COUNTRY AND HIGHER PARTS OF TARANAKI
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Friday 18-Apr-2014
Forecast prepared by: Leigh Matheson
For further information after 9pm contact Duty Forecaster Gerard
Barrow or Micky Malivuk
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo: Scattered showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail, especially this afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Rain, some heavy in Gisborne, easing to scattered showers this morning, then clearing tonight.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Scattered rain in Wairarapa clearing this morning, then long fine spells everywhere. However, scattered showers during this afternoon and evening.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller: Rain, with some heavy falls on ranges, and isolated thunderstorms possible.

Westland: Scattered rain. Severe gale southeasterlies in exposed places south of Hokitika until mid morning.

Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin: Periods of rain, with some heavy falls, easing tonight.

Remainder of Otago, Fiordland and Southland: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain in Otago, but dry elsewhere.

Chatham Islands: A few showers.

Extended Forecast

valid to :
Saturday: North Island, A period of morning or afternoon rain in the west, followed by a few showers, high cloud in the east. South Island, heavy rain along the west coast and rain about Nelson and northern Marlborough, rain clearing in the east clearing.

Sunday: North Island, showers or rain for most places, but fine spells in the east. South Island, rain in the north and west, mainly fine in the east and a few late showers in the south.

Monday: North Island, showers in the west, fine in the east but showers developing with a cool southwest change. South Island, showers for most places, mainly afternoon and evening inland.

Chatham Islands: Rain developing on Saturday, then easing to a few showers on Sunday. Occasional showers on Monday with a change to strong cool southwesterlies.

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