SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:37am 28-Feb-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Westland, Fiordland
HEAVY RAIN ABOUT NORTHERN FIORDLAND AND SOUTHERN WESTLAND TODAY
A front is forecast to lie slow moving over northern Fiordland and
southern Westland today, before weakening. Heavy rain is expected in
these areas during this time, especially associated with any
thunderstorms. Another 60 to 100mm of rain is likely today on top of
what has already fallen. This is not an unusual amount of rain for
this area, however people there, especially trampers should be on the
alert for rapidly rising rivers and streams as well as possible slips
and hazardous driving conditions.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED: FIORDLAND AND WESTLAND BETWEEN MILFORD SOUND AND FOX
In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm Saturday, expect 60 to 100mm of rain
on top of what has already fallen. Rainfall rates could reach 15 to
25mm per hour, especially in any thunderstorms. Note, further rain is
expected overnight Saturday and through Sunday, but this should be of
FREEZING LEVEL: About 3000 metres.
WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: FIORDLAND SOUTH OF MILFORD
The rain has eased and amounts here are no longer expected to reach
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Saturday 28-Feb-2015
Forecast prepared by: Andy Downs
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Short Range Forecast
All the North Island, also Nelson and Marlborough: Fine, apart from isolated showers north of Auckland this evening.
Buller: Cloudy periods and a few showers.
Westland and Fiordland: Periods of rain, with some heavy thundery falls, gradually easing in Westland tomorrow.
Canterbury: A few showers south of Ashburton this evening. Fine tomorrow.
Otago and Southland: Patchy rain clearing tonight. Some further rain in the west tomorrow, and a few showers elsewhere in the afternoon and evening.
Chatham Islands: Occasional showers tomorrow.
Monday: North Island, mainly fine, but drizzle spreading south over Northland. South Island, a period of rain spreading north, heavy south of Hokitika, but remaining dry in Nelson and Marlborough.
Tuesday: North Island, rain or drizzle in Northland spreading to Coromandel Peninsula and Auckland. Some drizzle in the far south and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain about Buller and some drizzle in the north and east at first. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Wednesday: North Island, rain or drizzle from Northland to Taupo and cloudy periods elsewhere. South Island, rain or drizzle in the west of the South Island and fine spells elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods Monday and Tuesday with northerlies developing. A brief southerly change late Tuesday with drizzle. A few drizzle patches Wednesday with easterlies.