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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:30am 30-Aug-2014
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Northland

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHLAND THIS WEEKEND.
A broad area of low pressure and associated front lie just north of
New Zealand today (Saturday) and tonight, before moving southwards
across Northland Sunday afternoon and evening.Strong to gale
northeasterlies precede this front, with periods of heavy rain mainly
about northern and eastern parts of Northland. 120 to 180mm of rain
could accumulate about the Far North and the eastern hills. People
are advised that heavy rain can cause rivers to rise rapidly, with
surface flooding possible in low lying 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: NORTHLAND
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to continue in Northland, with heavy falls
especially in the Far North and about the eastern hills. In the 33
hours till 6pm Sunday expect a further 120-180mm of rain to
accumulate. Peak intensities of 15-25mm/hr, mainly Sunday morning, or
in possible thunderstorms.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Saturday 30-Aug-2014
Forecast prepared by: Mads Naeraa-Spiers
For further information after 2pm contact Duty Forecaster Hordur
Thordarson
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland: Rain with some heavy falls, possible downpours Sunday morning. Gale easterlies, gusting 110 km/h in exposed places. Rain and wind both easing late tomorrow.
Auckland and Coromandel: Rain, with some heavy falls tomorrow. Strong easterlies, rising to gale tomorrow, gusting 100 km/h in exposed places.
Waikato to North Taranaki, Taihape and Bay of Plenty: High cloud, but a few showers west of Bay of Plenty today, turning to rain and spreading elsewhere late tomorrow.
South Taranaki to Wellington: Mainly fine, cloud increasing in Taranaki and Wanganui tomorrow.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Often cloudy, with scattered showers.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle night and morning. Afternoon fine spells in southern Canterbury and inland Marlborough.
For the remainder of the South Island: Fine, apart from areas of cloud or fog night and morning.
Chatham Islands: Mainly fine, but low cloud night and morning.

Extended Forecast

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Monday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, only a few spots of rain from Wanganui southwards. South Island, drizzle in the east from Banks Peninsula northwards, cloudy periods elsewhere, especially about Nelson and along the east coast.
Tuesday: North Island, occasional showers from Waitomo to Taihape to Bay of Plenty northwards, rain elsewhere clearing, mainly fine from Wanganui to Kapiti. South Island, cloudy periods, mainly in the east, with drizzle in the northeast clearing.
Wednesday: North Island, a few showers from Waitomo to Taihape to Bay of Plenty northwards, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods, increasing in the south with rain developing about the fiords and scattered rain spreading further east.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods on Monday and Tuesday. A few showers on Wednesday. Easterlies developing on Monday then dying away on Wednesday.

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