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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:57am 27-Aug-2016
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Hawkes Bay, Tararua

SEVERE WESTERLY GALES FOR HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF HASTINGS AND THE
TARARUA DISTRICT, EASING THIS AFTERNOON.
A low lies southeast of central New Zealand 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. Winds of this strength could
cause damage to trees and powerlines and make driving hazardous.
The winds are forecast to ease below warning criteria this afternoon
as the low continues moving away to the southeast.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF HASTINGS AND THE TARARUA
DISTRICT
FORECAST:
Until 3pm this afternoon, expect severe westerly gales gusting 130
km/h in exposed places.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Saturday 27-Aug-2016
Forecast prepared by: William Nepe
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo: A few showers mostly clearing this afternoon, but persisting about Waikato and Auckland until tomorrow morning.
Waitomo to Manawatu, including Taihape: Showers, gradually easing.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Tararua District: Mainly fine. Severe westerly gales in exposed places south of Hastings, easing this afternoon.
Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Wairarapa: Mainly fine, but a few showers this afternoon, mainly Wairarapa.
Nelson, Marlborough to Southland, excluding Stewart Island: Patchy rain north Canterbury and Marlborough clearing this afternoon and becoming fine everywhere. A few showers developing south of Dunedin tomorrow evening.
Westland north of Punakaiki and Buller. A few showers today. Drizzle tomorrow turning to rain.
Remainder of Westland, Fiordland and Stewart Island: Drizzle developing about Fiordland and Stewart Island this afternoon, spreading north this evening and turning to rain overnight. Some heavy and possibly thundery falls south of the Glaciers from tomorrow afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Showers clearing tomorrow morning.

Extended Forecast

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Monday: North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in west and far south, with snow flurries possible to 600 metres in the south. Mainly fine with high cloud elsewhere.
Tuesday: North Island, remaining showers clearing and becoming mostly fine. However, cloudy periods and isolated showers developing in the east. South Island, showers in the west and south clearing and fine spells increasing. Mostly sunny elsewhere.
Wednesday: North Island, mostly sunny, but isolated showers in the far north and east. South Island, mostly sunny, but a few showers developing in Fiordland.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods and northwesterlies on Monday. Showers developing early Tuesday behind a strong, cold southwest change, gradually easing on Wednesday.

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