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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:30am 25-Jul-2016
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Wairarapa, Wellington, Marlborough,
Chatham Islands

WESTERLY GALES FOR CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND AND THE CHATHAM ISLANDS
EASING.
Westerly gales over central New Zealand and the Chatham Islands are
expected to continue to slowly ease today.
Note, heavy swell affecting west coast areas from Manawatu northwards
is expected to slowly ease today.
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FOLLOWS.
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WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
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STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: WAIRARAPA, WELLINGTON AND
THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS
Although the warning for Wairarapa is lifted, a Watch remains in
force for the Tararua District
STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: CHATHAM ISLANDS
Forecast prepared by: Rochelle Fleming
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taumarunui: Fine spells and a few showers today. Rain tomorrow morning, briefly heavy, followed by cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine today. Rain with heavy falls developing tomorrow morning, then clearing in the afternoon.
Whanganui to Kapiti, also Taihape: Fine spells, with a few showers until tomorrow afternoon. Snow possibly affecting the Desert Road tomorrow morning.
Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago: Fine, with high cloud tomorrow.
Buller and Westland: Scattered showers today. Cloudy periods tomorrow, with rain developing south of Hokitika in the evening.
Southland: A few showers today, mainly coastal. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with a few spots of rain from afternoon.
Fiordland: Showers today. Rain tomorrow, heavy and possibly thundery from evening.
Chatham Islands: Occasional showers, easing tomorrow.

Extended Forecast

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Wednesday: North Island, occasional showers in the west and north, mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, with heavy falls possible. A few spots of rain in the east before dawn, otherwise fine with high cloud.
Thursday: North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Scattered rain at times in the east, but fine breaks also.
Friday: Showers in the west, fine or becoming fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.
Chatham Islands: Fine breaks on Wednesday, but showers developing later with winds turning northwest. Showers Thursday, and northwesterlies becoming strong at times. A period of rain Friday, followed by showers, with winds changing strong southwesterly.

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