SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 7:45am 23-Sep-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Wairarapa,
WINDS HAVE EASED ABOUT COASTAL WAIRARAPA, HAWKES BAY AND GISBORNE AND
THE WARNING FOR THESE AREAS IS LIFTED. WESTERLY GALES ARE EXPECTED
ABOUT COASTAL SOUTHLAND, CLUTHA AND DUNEDIN TODAY AND A WATCH FOR
POSSIBLE SEVERE GALES WILL BE MAINTAINED FOR THESE AREAS.
The strong southwest winds that affected coastal parts of Wairarapa,
Hawkes Bay and Gisborne yesterday eased overnight and the warning for
these areas is lifted.
Meanwhile, westerly gales are expected about coastal Southland,
Clutha and Dunedin today and there is still a risk of severe gales in
exposed parts of Foveaux Strait and about the hills and ranges from
the Catlins up to the Otago Peninsula and a WATCH will be maintained
for these areas (see latest Severe Weather Watch for more details).
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WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: EASTERN COASTS OF
WAIRARAPA, HAWKES BAY AND GISBORNE
The winds have eased.
STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: COASTAL SOUTHLAND, CLUTHA
Westerly gales are expected today and there is still a risk of severe
gales in exposed parts of Foveaux Strait and about the hills and
ranges from the Catlins up to the Otago Peninsula and a WATCH will be
maintained for these areas.
Forecast prepared by: Andy Downs
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Short Range Forecast
Northland to Kapiti, including Coromandel and the central high country: Fine, apart from areas of overnight and morning cloud.
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington: Fine weather.
Nelson and Marlborough: Fine. Southwesterly gales in exposed places west of Motueka, easing tonight.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Often cloudy tonight. Mainly fine tomorrow.
Canterbury: Fine weather.
Southland and Otago: Fine in Otago and much of Southland, but cloud and scattered light rain about Foveaux Strait. Brisk westerly winds, gale in exposed coastal areas, easing overnight.
Chatham Islands: Occasional showers, strong cold southwesterlies.
Thursday: North Island, mainly fine, few cloudy periods in the west. South Island, showers developing in west turning to rain in Westland and Fiordland, with scattered falls in the south, fine elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, mainly fine, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west. South Island, rain in the west, elsewhere high cloud with a few spots of rain.
Saturday: North Island, cloudy periods with a few showers in the west. South Island, rain or showers in the west and south clearing, fine with isolated showers developing in the east.
Chatham Islands: Fine spells on Thursday and Friday. Rain developing on Saturday. Strong southwesterlies at times.