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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:42am 06-Jul-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Otago, Southland

HEAVY SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA
A bitterly cold southerly flow is expected to affect the lower South
Island from today (Monday) through to Wednesday. Snow showers are
expected to near sea level about southern Fiordland, Southland and
Clutha, where 20 to 40cm is expected to accumulate above 100 metres.
Heavy snow has the potential to cause major distruption to traffic,
and create blizzard conditions in exposed areas when combined with
bitterly cold southerly winds.
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: SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA
FORECAST:
Snow showers are expected to become heavier and more persistent
tonight (Monday), through to Tuesday night. In the 24 hours from 9pm
Monday through to 9pm Tuesday expect 20 to 40cm to accumulate above
100 metres, with 5 to 15cm at lower levels.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Monday 06-Jul-2015
Forecast prepared by: Leigh Matheson
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty: Scattered showers, turning to periods rain south of Waikato today, and further north tomorrow with heavy and possibly thundery falls there.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tonight, becoming widespread for a time tomorrow afternoon or evening.
Wellington and Wairarapa: Mainly fine today. Showers tomorrow, with snow lowering to 300 metres at night.
Nelson and Marlborough: Scattered showers about the western ranges today. Mainly fine tomorrow, apart from a few showers about Golden Bay, the Sounds and the Kaikoura Coast with snow lowering to 200 metres there.
Buller and Westland: Showers, some heavy, with snow to 400 metres, clearing tomorrow morning.
Canterbury: Mainly fine. Sleet or snow showers about Banks Peninsula tomorrow evening.
Fiordland, Otago and Southland: Sleet or snow showers, spreading to Otago this afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Showers developing this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

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Wednesday: North Island, showers, clearing from Auckland down to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, snow lowering to 2 or 300 metres in south and east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow level to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.
Thursday: North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland, snow to 200 metres in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.
Friday: Mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers elsewhere becoming less frequent, snow lifting in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east clearing, fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Occasional showers becoming sleety on Wednesday and westerlies turning southwest. Strong cold southerlies and sleety showers on Thursday and Friday.

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