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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:26pm 26-Aug-2016
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Hawkes Bay, Tararua

SEVERE WESTERLY GALES FOR HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF HASTINGS AND THE
TARARUA DISTRICT SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
A low is expected to move southeast across central New Zealand
overnight tonight, bringing very strong westerly winds over much of
the North Island. Severe westerly gales gusting 130 km/h are expected
in exposed places of Hawkes Bay south of Hastings, and the Tararua
District, on Saturday morning and afternoon. Winds of this strength
could cause damage to trees and powerlines, and make driving
hazardous.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF HASTINGS AND THE TARARUA
DISTRICT
FORECAST:
Westerly gales are expected to develop overnight tonight and continue
through to Saturday afternoon. From 3am to 3pm Saturday, expect
severe westerly gales gusting 130 km/h in exposed places.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00am Saturday 27-Aug-2016
Forecast prepared by: Fulong Lu
For further information after 9:15pm Friday 26 August 2016 contact
Duty Forecaster Health Gullery
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty: A few showers, becoming confined to western areas this afternoon.
Waikato to Manawatu, including the central high country: Showers, some heavy and squally from Taranaki southwards before dawn.Showers becoming isolated this evening.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Becoming fine this morning.
Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa: Rain clearing early morning, then returning for a time this afternoon.
Nelson and Marlborough: Showers becoming isolated this morning and fine spells increasing.
Canterbury: Occasional rain clearing this afternoon.
Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Occasional rain, with snow to 700 metres, clearing this morning and becoming mainly fine. However, rain returning to the fiords from afternoon.
Buller and Westland: Showers north of Hokitika, clearing this afternoon, then showers developing everywhere late tonight.
Chatham Islands: Occasional rain and low cloud.

Extended Forecast

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Sunday: North Island, a few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti,mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, and a period of rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.
Monday: North Island, a few showers in the west, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in west and far south, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Tuesday: Remaining showers, and snow flurries to 500 metres in Southland, clearing and becoming mainly fine. However, a few showers developing about the east coast of the North Island.
Chatham Islands: Showers clearing and southwesterlies easing on Sunday. Cloudy periods on Monday, with northwest winds developing. Showers developing on Tuesday behind a strong, cold southwest change.

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