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Weather Warning


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:36am 28-Sep-2016
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Gisborne, Coromandel Peninsula

FURTHER HEAVY RAIN FOR GISBORNE AND THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA
A moist easterly flow is expected to continue over most of the North
Island today and tomorrow. The heaviest falls are expected to be
about northern parts of the Gisborne region, where 100 to 120mm could
accumulate from Wednesday afternoon through to Thursday evening. For
the Coromandel Peninsula, heavy rain is likely to be of a shorter
duration, but 70 to 90mm could accumulate in some places Wednesday
night and Thursday morning.
Both these regions have had significant rainfall accumulations during
the last few days, and this rain could exacerbate any issues, such as
surface flooding and slips. Streams and rivers are likely to remain
high and could rise further for a time.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: GISBORNE, NORTH OF THE CITY
FORECAST:
Periods of rain are expected through Wednesday and Thursday, with
heavy falls. In the 30 hours between 3pm Wednesday and 9pm Thursday
100 to 120mm could accumulate, especially about higher parts of the
ranges. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour.
AREA/S AFFECTED: COROMANDEL PENINSULA
FORECAST:
Periods of rain are expected through Wednesday and Thursday, with
localised heavy falls. The heaviest rain is expected to be Wednesday
night and Thursday morning. In the 12 hours between 9pm Wednesday and
9am Thursday 70 to 90mm could accumulate, especially about higher
parts of the ranges. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour. Note,
further localised heavy rain is possible Friday morning.
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Wednesday 28-Sep-2016
Forecast prepared by: Rochelle Fleming
For further information after 1pm Wednesday September 28th contact
Duty Forecaster Erick Brenstrum
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Short Range Forecast

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Northern and western areas from Northland to Whanganui, including the central high country: Scattered showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings.
Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Periods of rain, with some heavy falls until tomorrow evening.
Manawatu to Wellington: Mostly cloudy with a few spots of rain. Fine spells developing tomorrow afternoon.
Wairarapa, Marlborough, Canterbury and coastal Otago: Cloudy with patchy drizzle, clearing tomorrow afternoon.
Nelson, Buller and Westland: Fine spells, and isolated showers.
Inland Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Areas of low cloud morning and night. Fine in the afternoons apart from isolated showers.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy.

Extended Forecast

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Friday: North Island, showers for most but more frequent east of Tauranga at first. South Island, sunny spells and a few showers, mainly during the afternoon and evening.
Saturday: Cloud increasing and showers developing in the western areas of both the North and South Islands then turning to rain in the west of the South Island later. Fine spells and a few afternoon and evening showers elsewhere.
Sunday: Rain or showers for most, clearing in the eastern areas during the day and remaining dry about the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods with a few showers and northeasterlies on Friday. Showers persisting on Saturday and Sunday and winds tend northwest.

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