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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:15pm 26-Dec-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND ON SATURDAY.
A front over the Tasman Sea is expected to move over the lower South
Island during Saturday. A moist north to northwest flow ahead of the
front is forecast to bring a burst of heavy rain to Westland, with
80mm to 120mm accumulating in a 15 hour period from about midday
Saturday, especially in the ranges.
People are advised that the heavy rain may cause rivers and streams
to rise rapdily, and slips and surface flooding are possible.
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 HARIHARI
FORECAST:
Rain should become heavy from about midday Saturday. In the 15 hours
from midday Saturday to 3am Sunday, expect 80mm to 120mm to
accumulate in the ranges. Peak intensities of 20 to 25mm per hour.
Note, about lower lying areas 50mm to 90mm could accumulate.
FREEZING LEVEL: Around 3200 metres.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Saturday 27-Dec-2014
Forecast prepared by: Rochelle Fleming
For further information after 8.30pm Friday December 26th contact
Duty Forecaster Allister Gorman
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty: Cloudy periods, with a few light showers north of Orewa, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Mainly fine. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers south of Napier, some possibly heavy.
Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country: Mainly fine, but cloud and patchy drizzle about the central high country morning and evening.
Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury: Mainly fine. A few spots of rain in Canterbury this evening.
Buller: Cloudy periods with drizzle at times, turning to rain tonight.
Westland and Fiordland: Patchy drizzle, turning to rain this morning with heavy falls. Rain easing to a few light showers in Fiordland during the afternoon.
Otago and Southland: Scattered rain developing this morning, clearing in the evening.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.

Extended Forecast

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Sunday: North Island, Fine spells, and a few showers for most places, frequent inland during the afternoon and evening. South Island, Morning rain, easing to a few showers in the west and south. Showers becoming confined to the ranges in Canterbury and Marlborough.
Monday: North Island, A few showers, more frequent inland during the afternoon and evening. South Island, cloud increasing in the west, with rain spreading south. Areas of morning cloud elsewhere then fine with the odd afternoon and evening shower in inland Canterbury and Marlborough.
Tuesday: A few showers, more frequent inland during the afternoon and evening. South Island, periods of rain in the west, mainly fine in the east with the odd afternoon shower in Marlborough.
Chatham Islands: Cloud increasing and northerlies strengthening on Sunday. A period of rain then showers on Monday with a southerly change, dying out later. Fine spells with northerlies developing on Tuesday.

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