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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:41pm 30-Aug-2015
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Nelson, Buller, Waikato, Bay Of
Plenty Rotorua

SEVERE SOUTHEAST GALES FOR NELSON AND BULLER. HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTERN
BAY OF PLENTY.
A deep low is expected to lie west of the North Island during Monday,
then move onto the South Island during Tuesday. An associated frontal
band is forecast to move across northern and central New Zealand
during Monday and Tuesday morning. This front is preceded by strong
to gale east to northeast winds, bringing a burst of heavy rain to
northern and central parts of the North Island, and upper South
Island. A SEVERE WEATHER WATCH is in force many parts of northern and
central New Zealand for this event.
This Warning is for the following places:
The strongest winds are forecast for Nelson west of about Motueka and
Buller late Monday and Tuesday morning, where severe gales with
damaging gusts of 140 km/h and possibly more are forecast. People are
advised winds of this strength can damage structures, powerlines, and
make driving hazardous.
The heaviest rain is forecast for the Kaimai Range and Bay of Plenty
west of Matata, where 140mm of rain is exected from midday Monday to
midday Tuesday. This rainfall may cause slips, surface flooding, and
cause rivers and streams to rise rapdily.
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 KAIMAI RANGE AND BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF MATATA
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain are expected from Monday afternoon. In the 24
hours from midday Monday to midday Tuesday, expect 100 to 140mm of
rain. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm during Tuesday morning.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: NELSON WEST OF MOTUEKA
FORECAST:
East to southeast winds are expected to reach severe gale at times
from Monday night through to about midday Tuesday, with damaging
gusts of 140 km/h and possibly more.
AREA/S AFFECTED: BULLER
FORECAST:
East to southeast winds are expected to reach severe gale at times
during Tuesday morning and ealy afternoon, with gusts of 130 km/h and
possibly more.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Monday 31-Aug-2015
Forecast prepared by: Heath Gullery
For further information after 9pm Sunday contact Duty Forecaster
Gerard Barrow
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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A deep low is forecast to lie west of the North Island during Monday, then move south later. Severe weather warnings and watches are in force for North Island and upper South Island.
Northland: Rain becoming widespread this afternoon, with some heavy falls.
Auckland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country : Rain developing in Auckland this morning with some heavy falls, then spreading south. Easterly rising to gale about Taranaki and the high in the evening.
Gisborne to Wellington: Cloudy with drizzle, clearing Wellington later today. Rain developing north of Wairarapa this afternoon and evening, and elsewhere overnight.
Wanganui to Kapiti: Cloudy, with rain spreading south this evening.
Nelson and Buller to Fiordland, also Southland : Mostly fine. High cloud increasing north of Westland later today.
Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago : Cloudy with patchy drizzle.
Chatham Islands: A few showers.

Extended Forecast

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Tuesday: North Island, rain, heavy falls, easing from the north to a few showers. South Island, rain, mainly in the north and east, heavy falls in the north, dry in Fiordland and Southland.
Wednesday: North Island, showers, clearing in the east from Coromandel to Wairarapa. South Island, rain becoming widespread, easing to a few showers in the north and west.
Thursday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain or showers clearing, but still a few showers about northern ranges.
Friday: North Island, cloudy periods in the north and west, the odd shower in the north, mainly fine in the east. South Island, cloudy periods, with isolated showers in the far south.
Chatham Islands: On Tuesday, cloudy periods with early showers, northerlies developing. Rain developing on Wednesday and northeasterlies strengthening, lighter northwesterlies with showers later. On Thursday, rain or showers, winds tending southwest.

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