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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 10:00am 05-Sep-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Southland, Otago

HEAVY SNOW FOR EASTERN SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA, ESPECIALLY THE CATLINS
A very cold southwesterly flow is expected to bring snow showers to
sea level over the lower South Island from this evening through to
Monday. The heaviest falls are expected about eastern Southland and
Clutha, where 25 to 30cm could accumulate in a 24 hour period above
300 metres.
The combination of strong southwesterlies and snow showers are likely
to bring blizzard conditions, putting vulnerable livestock at risk.
The snow will also likely affect a number of roads over the lower
South Island.
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: CLUTHA AND SOUTHLAND EAST OF LUMSDEN
FORECAST:
Snow showers are expected to lower to sea level this evening, then
gradually ease on Monday along with the snow level rising. In the 24
hours from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday, expect 25 to 30cm to
accumulate above 300 metres, especially about the Catlins.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Saturday 05-Sep-2015
Forecast prepared by: Peter Little
For further information after 1:30pm contact Duty Forecaster Hordur
Thordarson
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland and Coromandel: Cloudy periods and isolated showers. A period of rain tomorrow morning.
Bay of Plenty: Mostly fine, but brief morning rain tomorrow.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mainly fine, but isolated showers tomorrow.
Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country, Wairarapa: Mostly fine today. Rain developing tonight, easing to isolated showers early morning.
Nelson, Marlborough: Rain developing this evening, clearing early morning then fine.
Buller, Westland: A period of rain, heavy for a time with possible thunderstorms, easing to showers in Buller this evening and clearing in Westland.
Canterbury: Showers with a southerly change this afternoon, with possible thunderstorms, snow to 300 metres tonight. Showers becoming confined to Banks Peninsula tomorrow morning.
Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Occasional showers, snow gradually lowering to sea level this evening, clearing in northern Fiordland and inland Otago tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: A few showers from tonight.

Extended Forecast

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Monday: North Island,isolated showers in the north, remaining showers elsewhere clearing, then mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.
Tuesday: Mainly fine with morning frosts, but the odd shower about Banks Peninsula and coastal Otago and Southland.
Wednesday: North Island, cloudy periods in the north and west,mainly fine in the east. South Island, mainly fine in Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, becoming cloudy with some rain or drizzle in the west, increasing high cloud in Otago and Southland, with a few spots of rain.
Chatham Islands: Cold and showery on Monday, with strong or gale southwesterlies. Showers becoming less frequent on Tuesday and southwesterlies easing. On Wednesday, showers slowly clearing and wind tending lighter westerly.

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