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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:24am 26-Sep-2016
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Gisborne, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay
HEAVY RAIN FOR GISBORNE
A trough just north of Gisborne is directing a moist easterly flow
over the region. Rain with heavy falls is expected in Gisborne today
and Tuesday morning, where 80 to 120mm of rain is expected in the
hills and ranges, particulary north of Tologa Bay. This rain is
expected to cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly and may cause
slips and surface flooding.
Note, the warning for heavy rain in Coromandel Peninsula and the far
west of Bay of Plenty is now downgraded to a HEAVY RAIN WATCH for the
remainder of today and tomorrow morning.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED: GISBORNE
In the 24 hours from 9am Monday to 9am Tuesday, a further 80 to 120mm
is forecast to accumulate in the hills and ranges of Gisborne on top
of what has already fallen, with lesser amounts at the coast.
Heaviest falls are expected north of Tologa Bay. Peak intensities of
15 to 20mm per hour today.
Note, further periods of moderate rain are expected through to
WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND
BAY OF PLENTY NORTHWEST OF TAURANGA
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Monday 26-Sep-2016
Forecast prepared by: Heath Gullery
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Short Range Forecast
Northern and western areas from Northland to Taranaki, including Taumarunui and Taupo: Mostly cloudy with a few showers, some possibly heavy this afternoon and evening.
Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty: Scattered rain, but more widespread with heavy falls about the Coromandel Peninsula early this morning.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Periods of rain, heavy at times about the hills and ranges.
Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Patchy light rain at times.
Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland: Occasional rain, easing in Buller and Westland this morning.
Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin: Patchy rain or drizzle, clearing this morning, then a few afternoon and evening showers inland.
Central Otago, Clutha, Southland and Fiordland: Cloudy periods, and scattered afternoon or evening showers, some possibly heavy.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy. The odd shower possible.
Wednesday: North Island, rain in the east, scattered showers elsewhere, some heavy with possible thunderstorms. South Island, cloudier with occasional showers in the north and east, fine spells and isolated showers elsewhere.
Thursday: North Island, rain in the east, sunny spells and isolated showers elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods and a few showers, especially in the north and east.
Friday: North Island, a few showers in the east and central areas, becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, sunny spells and isolated showers.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods and northeasterlies.