Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 11:04am 26-May-2016
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Taranaki, Nelson, Buller,
Marlborough

HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND FROM FRIDAY
EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.
A low is expected to approach central New Zealand from the Tasman Sea
late Friday, then move across the top of the South Island and away to
the southeast on Saturday. The low should deliver rain to many parts
of the country, with the heaviest falls expected from around 6pm
Friday evening through to Saturday morning over Mount Taranaki,
Buller, Nelson and northern Marlborough. These areas can expect 80 to
100mm or more during this time.
People, especially trampers, are advised that this amount of rain
could cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with surface flooding
and slips possible.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: MOUNT TARANAKI
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain expected from Friday evening through to
Saturday morning. In the 10 hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday,
expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate. Further rain is expected through
the rest of Saturday and another 30 to 40mm may accumulate by
midnight.
AREA/S AFFECTED: THE RANGES OF WESTERN NELSON AND BULLER
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain expected from Friday evening through to
Saturday morning. In the 15 hours from 6pm Friday to 9am Saturday,
expect 100 to 140mm to accumulate. Further rain is expected through
the rest of Saturday and another 30mm may accumulate by midnight.
AREA/S AFFECTED: RICHMOND AND BRYANT RANGES
FORECAST:
Periods of heavy rain expected from late Friday evening through to
Saturday morning. In the 10 hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday,
expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Thursday 26-May-2016
Forecast prepared by: William Nepe
For further information after 1pm contact Duty Forecaster Fulong Lu
A service provided through a contract with the Crown

Short Range Forecast

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Auckland to Waikato, also Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Showers, some maybe heavy, becoming isolated this evening.
Waitomo to Kapiti, also Taupo and Taihape: Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery, easing this evening. Rain developing about Taranaki and Kapiti tomorrow evening.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine. High cloud tomorrow.
Wellington and Wairarapa: Mainly fine, with any remaining showers clearing this afternoon. Rain developing tomorrow evening.
Nelson and Marlborough: Mainly fine. However, rain developing tomorrow evening with some heavy falls.
Canterbury: Mostly fine, but rain spreading from the north tomorrow evening, and snow lowering to 700 metres at night.
Otago and Southland: Cloudy at times, with a few showers.
Buller and north Westland: Occasional rain, heavy at times today and about Buller tomorrow evening, with isolated thunderstorms until this evening.
South Westland and Fiordland: Mainly fine. A few showers about southern Fiordland today.
Chatham Islands: A few showers.

Extended Forecast

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Saturday: North Island, periods of rain in the north and west, possibly heavy and thundery at times. Scattered falls spreading further east. South Island, thundery rain in the north, easing during the morning. Rain in the east with snow down to 800 metres. A few showers in the far south, but mainly fine for Fiordland.
Sunday: North Island, showers, but mainly fine for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, until showers spread there in the evening. South Island, mostly cloudy with occasional showers.
Monday: North Island, fine breaks, and occasional showers mainly for western areas. South Island, cloudy with occasional showers in the south, and also the east coast. Mostly fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Rain developing Saturday, heavy and possibly thundery later in the day, with strong or gale northeasterlies changing northwest.Showers on Sunday and Monday, with northerlies turning gale westerly on Sunday, then changing strong southwest Monday.

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