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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 11:11am 18-Dec-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE RANGES OF WESTLAND FROM FRIDAY EVENING TO SATURDAY
NIGHT
A strong, moist northerly flow and rain is forecast to spread over
the South Island late Friday and persist through much of Saturday,
before easing Saturday night with the passage of the front. Heavy
rainfalls are expected about the ranges of Westland from Friday
evening through to late Saturday, with 150 to 200mm likely during
this time.
People in this area, especially trampers, are warned to look out for
rapidly rising rivers and streams. Surface flooding, slips and
hazardous driving conditions are also possible nearer the coast
during this time.
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: WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Friday evening and ease from the
south late Saturday. In the 30 hours from 6pm Friday to midnight
Saturday, expect around 150mm of rain about the ranges, with 200mm
possible about higher slopes south of Franz Josef. During the same
time, 60 to 100mm of rain is possible nearer the coast. The heaviest
falls are expected during Saturday, when rates about the ranges could
reach 30mm per hour at times, especially in any thunderstorms.
FREEZING LEVEL: Around 3000 metres.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Thursday 18-Dec-2014
Forecast prepared by: Andy Downs
For further information after 2pm contact Duty Forecaster Peter
Little
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty: Remaining drizzle patches clearing tonight. Cloudy periods tomorrow, with isolated afternoon showers inland.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Mainly fine, with remaining showers about Wairarapa clearing tonight. Isolated afternoon showers inland tomorrow.
Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington: Mostly cloudy. Occasional light rain or drizzle clearing tomorrow morning.
Nelson and Marlborough: Occasional showers and long fine spells.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: A few showers tonight. Rain developing tomorrow.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: Scattered showers clearing tonight. Showers redeveloping tomorrow, and turning to rain about Otago and Southland towards evening.
Chatham Islands: Rain and low cloud.

Extended Forecast

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Saturday: North Island, mainly fine in the east and south, rain developing from Taranaki to East Cape northwards from afternoon. South Island, heavy rain in the west, rain at times in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Sunday: North Island, rain for most places, with some heavy falls, easing later. South Island, showers in the west, and elsewhere from afternoon.
Monday: North Island, mainly fine, a few morning showers in the west. South Island, A few showers in the west, and inland Marlborough and Canterbury, mainly fine elsewhere. Late rain in Fiordland. Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods with a few showers and northwesterlies on Saturday and Sunday. Rain developing overnight Sunday, then winds turning southwest and rain easing to showers on Monday.

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