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Auckland 16 11
Christchurch 16 4
Queenstown 11 3
Wellington 14 7

Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:08am 16-Sep-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Wairarapa, Wellington, Manawatu

PERIODS OF RAIN ABOUT THE TARARUA RANGE TODAY AND OVERNIGHT
A broad complex trough is forecast to move east across the South
Island today (Tuesday) and early Wednesday. During this time, bands
of heavy rain or showers are expected in the north and west of both
Islands.
For the Tararua Range, periods of northwesterly rain are expected
until early Wednesday morning, with a further 80 to 100mm on top of
what has already fallen. People are advised, especially trampers,
that streams and rivers are likely to rise rapidly.
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: THE TARARUA RANGE
FORECAST:
Periods of northwesterly rain are expected to return later this
morning (Tuesday). In the 15 hours from midday Tuesday to 3am
Wednesday, expect a further 80 to 100mm to accumulate. Peak
intensities 10 to 15mm/hr Tuesday evening and overnight.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Tuesday 16-Sep-2014
Forecast prepared by: Leigh Matheson
For further information after 2pm contact Duty Forecaster Chris Noble
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Waikato and Bay of Plenty: Showers becoming isolated and clearing in Bay of Plenty.
Waitomo to Kapiti, including the central high country: Showers, some heavy south of Wanganui with thunderstorms possible for Kapiti. Showers easing tomorrow.
Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Wellington: Showers about the ranges, heavy about the Tararua range this afternoon. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few showers tomorrow afternoon or evening. A period of westerly gales for central Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District overnight.
Buller and Westland: Rain, with heavy thundery falls, clearing from the south tonight and tomorrow.
Nelson, Marlborough: Rain about Nelson ranges, and brief falls elsewhere.
Canterbury, Otago, Southland: Scattered showers developing this afternoon or evening, gradually clearing tomorrow.
Fiordland: Showers clearing. Fine tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Rain, easing to showers tonight. Further rain tomorrow afternoon.

Extended Forecast

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Thursday: Rain spreading from the west, heavy in Taranaki and from Buller to Fiordland. Only scattered rain in the east.
Friday: Rain or showers, heavy falls in the west, but little if any rain reaching eastern areas. Southerlies moving onto the far south in the evening with snow lowering to 500 metres.
Saturday: Rain or showers in most places, with snow lowering to 600 metres in Marlborough later, and to near sea level in the far south. Cold southerlies spreading north as far as Taranaki to Wairarapa at nignt.
Chatham Islands: Showers clearing on Thursday and southerlies dying away. Rain developing on Friday with strengthening northerlies. Rain or drizzle at times on Saturday, and northerlies abating.

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