Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:19pm 26-May-2016
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Taranaki, Nelson, Buller,
Marlborough

HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND FROM FRIDAY
EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.
A large low pressure system is expected to approach central New
Zealand from the Tasman Sea late Friday, then move across the country
away to the southeast on Saturday, followed by trough on Sunday. The
low should deliver rain to many parts of the country, with the
heaviest falls expected about Mount Taranaki, Buller, Nelson and
northwestern parts of Marlborough from Friday evening to Saturday
morning. These areas can expect 70 to 100mm or more during this time.
People, especially trampers, are advised that this amount of rain
could cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with surface flooding
and slips possible.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: MOUNT TARANAKI
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain expected from Friday evening through to
Saturday morning. In the 10 hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday,
expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per
hour. Further rain is expected through the rest of Saturday and
another 30 to 50mm may accumulate by midnight.
AREA/S AFFECTED: BULLER AND THE RANGES OF WESTERN NELSON
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain expected from Friday evening through to
Saturday morning. In the 15 hours from 6pm Friday to 9am Saturday,
expect 80 to 130mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per
hour. Further rain is expected through the rest of Saturday and
another 40 to 60mm may accumulate by midnight.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2600 metres lowering to 2300 metres.
AREA/S AFFECTED: RICHMOND AND BRYANT RANGES AND ALSO THE RAI VALLEY
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain expected from late Friday evening through to
Saturday morning. In the 10 hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday,
expect 70 to 100mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per
hour.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Friday 27-May-2016
Forecast prepared by: Fulong Lu
For further information after 9:15pm Friday 26th May 2016 contact
Duty Forecaster Andy Downs
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Auckland to Waikato, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo: Showers becoming isolated tonight.
Waitomo to Kapiti, including Taumarunui and Taihape: Showers easing tonight. Patchy rain developing tomorrow evening and becoming heavier about Taranaki and Kapiti at night.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow.
Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough: Fine at first. Cloud increasing tomorrow afternoon and rain developing in the evening, with heavy falls in Nelson and Marlborough.
Canterbury: Mostly fine, but rain developing late tomorrow and snow lowering to 700 metres at night.
Buller and northern Westland: Rain easing to scattered showers overnight, but turning back to rain tomorrow evening, with heavy falls.
Southern Westland, Fiordland, also North and Central Otago: Fine spells.
Dunedin, Clutha and Southland: Cloudy periods, with a few showers, mainly near the south coast.
Chatham Islands: Showers, clearing tomorrow.

Extended Forecast

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Saturday: North Island, periods of rain in the north and west, possibly heavy and thundery at times. Scattered falls spreading further east. South Island, thundery rain in the north, easing during the morning. Rain in the east with snow down to 800 metres. A few showers in the far south, but mainly fine for Fiordland.
Sunday: North Island, showers, but mainly fine for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, until showers spread there in the evening. South Island, mostly cloudy with occasional showers.
Monday: North Island, fine breaks, and occasional showers mainly for western areas. South Island, cloudy with occasional showers in the south, and also the east coast. Mostly fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Rain developing Saturday, heavy and possibly thundery later in the day, with strong or gale northeasterlies changing northwest.Showers on Sunday and Monday, with northerlies turning gale westerly on Sunday, then changing strong southwest Monday.

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