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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 10:01am 25-Sep-2016
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Gisborne

HEAVY RAIN FOR GISBORNE
A trough is moving slowly southwards over the upper North Island
preceded by easterly winds and a band of rain. Rain is expected to
become heavy over the Gisborne region tonight and continue into
Tuesday morning. During this time 140mm of rain may accumulate about
the hills and ranges of Gisborne, particularly north of Tologa Bay.
The heavy rain is expected to cause streams and rivers to rise
rapidly and may cause slips and surface flooding.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: GISBORNE
FORECAST:
Rain is expected to become heavy tonight. In the 30 hours from
midnight Sunday to 6am Tuesday, 120 to 140mm is forecast to
accumulate in the hills and ranges of Gisborne with lesser amounts
down to sea level. Heaviest falls are expected north of Tologa Bay.
Rainfall rates of 15 to 20mm per hour possible.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Sunday 25-Sep-2016
Forecast prepared by: Erick Brenstrum
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Northland: Cloudy periods. A few showers, possibly heavy and thundery, mainly in the afternoon.
Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Periods of rain, with some heavy falls. Rain gradually easing to a few showers from the north this evening.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Occasional rain, becoming persistent and heavier north of Wairoa this evening.
Waikato to Wellington, also the Central High Country: Occasional rain, easing tomorrow.
Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Occasional rain, slowly easing from the north tomorrow.
Marlborough, Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin: Cloudy, with patchy rain or drizzle.
The remainder of Otago and Southland: Increasing fine breaks today, but drizzle about the coast. Cloudy tomorrow with the odd spot of rain.
Chatham Islands: Often cloudy with the odd shower.

Extended Forecast

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Tuesday: North Island, rain in the east, possibly heavy in Gisborne, a few showers elsewhere, especially afternoon. South Island, often cloudy with patches light rain or drizzle.
Wednesday: North Island, rain in the east, showers becoming widespread elsewhere. South Island, rain in Marlborough, patches light rain or drizzle elsewhere, but dry in Southland and Clutha.
Thursday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, sunny breaks increasing Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, cloudy periods in Southland and Clutha.Elsewhere, scattered rain or drizzle gradually clearing.
Friday: North Island, a few showers in the east and far north, becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, remaining drizzle patches clearing, and sunny spells increasing, but showers in Fiordland.
Chatham Islands: From Tuesday through to Thursday, cloudy periods and northeasterlies.

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