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Westport Weather


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Blenheim

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Kaikoura

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Motueka

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Nelson

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Forecast


Westport

Today
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Tomorrow
wind
18 11
Friday
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Saturday
rain
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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:49am 16-Apr-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Nelson, Marlborough, Taranaki,
Wellington, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay Of Plenty Rotorua, Northland,
Auckland, Waikato, Taupo, Taihape, Taumarunui, Wanganui, Manawatu,
Buller, Westland

HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS FORECAST FOR MANY PARTS OF NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND
A deep low is forecast to move west of the North Island early
Thursday and lie slow moving west of central New Zealand through to
Friday night before weakening and crossing southern New Zealand late
Saturday. Easterly gales are expected to affect many parts of
northern and central New Zealand during Thursday, with severe gales
for a time about exposed western and central areas from Northland
down to Wellington and also about northern and western parts of the
South Island. Gusts of 110 to 140 km/h are likely in exposed parts of
these areas during Thursday, which have the potential to damage
trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and make driving
hazardous.
A burst of heavy rain is also expected for many parts of the North
Island and northern and eastern parts of the South Island. Further
significant falls are expected about Nelson, Marlborough, Wellington
and Taranaki, especially during Thursday, with 200 to 300mm likely
about the ranges and 70 to 100mm about some low lying areas. Warning
amounts of rain are also expected about the ranges of Coromandel
Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty during Thursday. People in these
areas are advised to watch out for rapidly rising streams and rivers,
surface flooding, slips and hazardous driving conditions.
Note, many other parts of the North Island, including Auckland, are
expected to see a brief intense period of rain during Thursday and a
watch is in force for these areas.
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: NELSON
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to pick up again overnight Wednesday, with heavy
falls during Thursday and possibly Friday. In the 21 hours from 3am
to midnight Thursday, expected 200 to 300mm about the ranges of
northwest Nelson, with 70 to 100mm about some low lying areas.
Heaviest falls are expected from late Thursday morning through to
Thursday evening, when rates could reach 30 to 50mm per hour about
the ranges of northwest Nelson.
FREEZING LEVEL: 3200 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: MARLBOROUGH, INCLUDING THE RICHMOND RANGES AND THE
KAIKOURA COAST AND RANGES
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to pick up again early Thursday, with heavy falls
through to early Friday morning. In the 21 hours from 6am Thursday to
3am Friday, expected 200 to 300mm about the ranges, with 70 to 100mm
about some low lying areas. Heaviest falls are expected during
afternoon and evening, when rates could reach 25 to 40mm per hour
about the ranges.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 3000 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: TARANAKI
FORECAST:
Further periods of heavy rain are expected about Mt Taranaki through
to Thursday evening, although the rain is likely to ease for a time
this evening. In the 33 hours from 9am Wednesday to 6pm Thursday,
expect a further 200 to 300mm of rain about higher slopes of Mt
Taranaki, with 70 to 100mm possible about some lower lying areas.
AREA/S AFFECTED: WELLINGTON
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain are expected today before easing this evening
and again during Thursday. In the 36 hours from 9am Wednesday to 9pm
Thursday, expect 120 to 160mm of rain about the ranges, with 50 to
80mm in some low lying areas, including the City. The heaviest falls
are expected between 9am to 3pm today and again tomorrow, when rates
could reach 20mm per hour.
AREA/S AFFECTED: COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY
FORECAST:
A period of heavy rain is expected during Thursday. In the 12 hours
from 6am to 6pm Thursday, expect 80 to 120mm about the ranges, with
50mm in low lying areas.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: NORTHLAND
FORECAST:
Northeast gales are forecast to develop overnight, with severe gales
gusting 120 km/h expected in exposed areas between 2am and 10am
Thursday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: AUCKLAND
FORECAST:
Northeast gales are forecast to develop by dawn Thursday, with severe
gales gusting 110 km/h expected in exposed areas between 5am and 1pm
Thursday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND EASTERN WAIKATO NEAR THE
KAIMAI RANGE
FORECAST:
Easterly gales are forecast to develop early Thursday, with severe
gales gusting 120 km/h expected in exposed areas between 6am and 3pm
Thursday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HIGH COUNTRY AND HIGHER
PARTS OF TARANAKI
FORECAST:
Easterly gales are forecast to develop Thursday morning, with severe
gales gusting 120 km/h expected in exposed areas between 9am and 6pm
Thursday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: MANAWATU AND HOROWHENUA KAPITI COAST
FORECAST:
Easterly gales are forecast to develop late Thursday morning, with
severe gales gusting 120 km/h expected in exposed areas between
midday and midnight Thursday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: NORTHERN WELLINGTON AND EXPOSED HILL TOPS AND ALSO
THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS
FORECAST:
Southeast gales are forecast to develop Thursday morning, with severe
gales gusting 120 km/h expected in exposed areas between 9am and 9pm
Thursday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: BULLER AND WESTLAND
FORECAST:
Southeast gales are forecast to develop Thursday morning, with severe
gales gusting 140 km/h expected in exposed areas between 6am and
midnight Thursday.
AREA/S AFFECTED: NELSON
FORECAST:
East to southeast gales are expected in exposed areas during
Thursday, with possible gusts of 110 km/h between 6am and 6pm, mainly
about higher areas and exposed parts of Golden Bay.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Wednesday 16-Apr-2014
Forecast prepared by: Andy Downs
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

Heavy rain and strong wind warnings for northern and central New Zealand.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo: A few showers, turning to rain in Northland this afternoon, with some heavy falls tonight. Heavy rain with isolated thunderstorms and severe gale northeasterlies spreading south tomorrow, easing from the north later.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine today, rain tomorrow.

Waitomo to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Periods of rain, with heavy at times for Wellington and Mt Taranaki. Severe gale easterlies in exposed places tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough, Buller and Westland: Rain developing overnight, with some heavy falls in Nelson and Marlborough. Severe gale easterlies tomorrow.

Fiordland: Fine.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland: Periods of rain, clearing Southland and inland Otago this afternoon. Rain becoming heavier in Canterbury late tomorrow.

Chatham Islands: Cloudy, with rain developing tonight.

Extended Forecast

valid to :
Friday: North Island, showers, but heavier rain in the south and east at first. South Island, rain in the north and east with heavy falls, scattered falls elsewhere.

Saturday: North Island, showers, but only a chance of a shower in the south and east. South Island, heavy rain setting in along the west coast and rain about Nelson and northern Marlborough, drizzle in the east clearing and scattered falls elsewhere.

Sunday: North Island, showers for most places, but fine spells in the east. South Island, Heavy rain in the north and west, brief rain in the south and dry in the east.

Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods on Friday, rain developing on Saturday, clearing on Sunday as strong northeasterlies turn to lighter northwesterlies.

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