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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:53am 02-Aug-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland, Buller, Canterbury

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND ALSO SPILLOVER FOR
THE HEADWATERS OF THE CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS.
Unsettled weather is expected over New Zealand for the next week,
with a series of troughs moving across the country. A moist north to
northwest flow is strengthening over the South Island today (Sunday)
and should persist through Monday, bringing bursts of heavy rain to
the West Coast of the South Island, with the most significant
accumulations likely to be on Monday. The heaviest rain is expected
to be in Westland, especially north of Fox Glacier, where 150 to
250mm could accumulate about the ranges from Sunday afternoon through
to Monday night, while in Buller 100 to 150mm could accumulate during
Monday and into Tuesday morning.
In addition, spillover rain is forecast for the headwaters of the
Canterbury lakes and rivers and 90 to 120mm could accumulate within
20km east of the divide on Monday.
People are advised that streams and rivers are likely to rise
rapidly, surface flooding and slips are possible. Also, further
periods of heavy rain are forecast for these areas for the rest of
the week.
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 RANGES OF WESTLAND SOUTH OF FOX GLACIER
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain are likely today and tomorrow (Monday), with
the most significant accumulations expected tomorrow morning and
early afternoon. In the 9 hours between 6am and 3pm Monday, expect 60
to 90mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 20 to 25mm per hour Monday
morning and early afternoon.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2000 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND FROM FOX GLACIER NORTHWARDS
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain are likely today and tomorrow (Monday), with
the most significant accumulations expected tomorrow morning and
early afternoon. In the 33 hours between 3pm Sunday and midnight
Monday, expect 150 to 250mm to accumulate about the ranges and 70 to
90mm near the coast. Peak intensities of 25 to 30mm per hour Monday
morning and afternoon.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2200 metres
AREA/S AFFECTED: BULLER, INCLUDING THE PAPAROA RANGE
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy Monday morning and should ease
Tuesday morning. In the 21 hours between 9am Monday and 6am Tuesday
expect 100 to 150mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per
hour Monday afternoon and evening.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2300 metres
AREA/S AFFECTED: THE HEADWATERS OF THE CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS
FORECAST:
Heavy rain is expected during Monday. In the 18 hours between 6am and
midnight Monday, expect 150 to 200mm near the divide and 90 to 120mm
within 20km east of the divide. Peak intensities of 20 to 25mm per
hour.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2200 metres
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Sunday 02-Aug-2015
Forecast prepared by: Rochelle Fleming
For further information after 1:30pm Sunday August 2nd contact Duty
Forecaster Leigh Matheson
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula: Cloudy periods with isolated showers.
Waikato to Wanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Cloudy with some patchy drizzle.
Manawatu, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Fine with variable high cloud.
Wellington, Kapiti, Nelson and Marlborough: High cloud, scattered rain developing this evening.
Buller to Fiordland: Rain, with heavy falls especially in Westland and Buller, possibly thundery tomorrow.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: High cloud, with few spots of rain.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy with the odd shower.

Extended Forecast

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Tuesday: North Island, rain for most places, turning to showers from Waikato to Wellington, and clearing Wairarapa. Gale northwesterlies in exposed places, possibly severe gale in Wellington. South Island, periods of rain in the west. Rain in the north clearing. High cloud elsewhere, with few spots of rain in the south.
Wednesday: North Island, becoming fine from Taranaki to Wairarapa southwards. Rain or showers elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading north to the Glaciers in the west, few showers further north. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Thursday: North Island, rain with heavy falls in the northeast,clearing. Showers elsewhere, but fine in Wairarapa. Northwesterlies rising to gale about Cook Strait. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading northwards in the west. High cloud in the east, with scattered rain south of Christchurch.
Chatham Islands: Rain at times Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong northerlies dying out Wednesday. Rain with heavy falls on Thursday, northerlies rising to gale, changing lighter westerly late.

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