SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:48pm 03-Jun-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Otago, Taranaki
PERSISTENT RAIN ABOUT CLUTHA AND DUNEDIN EASING EARLY THURSDAY
A large complex low over central New Zealand is moving slowly away to
the east during Thursday morning, and is bringing rain or showers to
most of the country, with persistent heavy rain affecting eastern
Otago. Heavy rain in Dunedin and Clutha is expected to slowly ease
overnight tonight, however before then, another 30 to 40mm may
accumulate on top of what has already fallen today.
People are advised that this rain could cause rivers and streams to
rise rapidly, surface flooding, slips and make driving conditions
Note: Heavy rain in northern Taranaki (including Mount Taranaki) has
eased and the warning for this area is lifted.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED: DUNEDIN AND CLUTHA
Persistent rain is expected to ease overnight (Wednesday to
Thursday). In the 5 hours from 9pm Wednesday to 2am Thursday, expect
another 30 to 40mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen,
especially about the ranges, and in the vicinity of Dunedin City.
Peak intensities 10 to 15mm per hour tonight.
FREEZING LEVEL: 1400 metres, lowering to 1000 metres tonight.
WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: NORTHERN TARANAKI,
INCLUDING MOUNT TARANAKI
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Thursday 04-Jun-2015
Forecast prepared by: Sarah Garlick
For further information after 9pm contact Duty Forecaster Heath
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Short Range Forecast
Northland to Wanganui, including Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery at first, clearing about the central high country and Bay of Plenty towards evening.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: A few showers about the ranges, becoming widespread for a time this afternoon or early evening.
Manawatu to Wellington also Wairarapa: Early rain easing to showers, clearing later, but a few showers lingering about the Wairarapa.
Nelson, also Buller to Fiordland: Fine.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Scattered rain easing to a few showers this morning, and clearing this afternoon.
Otago and Southland: Few showers, with snow to 400 metres, clearing inland this morning and fine spells increasing there.
Chatham Islands: Showers developing this morning, some heavy and possibly thundery.
Friday: North Island, long fine spells, and scattered showers,mainly in the north, mostly fine from Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay. South Island, a few showers in the northwest and far south, mainly fine elsewhere, but brief scattered rain in Marlborough.
Saturday: North Island, long fine spells, and scattered showers,but mainly dry in the east and south. South Island, patchy drizzle developing in the west, turning to rain in Fiordland, high cloud elsewhere, with late rain in the south.
Sunday: North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, a few showers in the west and south. South Island, rain at times in the west, high cloud increasing elsewhere, with scattered rain, mainly in southern areas.
Chatham Islands: Showers and fine spells on Friday, with strong cold southwesterlies slowly easing. Further showers over the weekend, winds tending westerly on Saturday then abating on Sunday.