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    Home > Weather > Severe Weather

    NZ Severe Weather Warnings



    SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
    Issued by MetService at 10:25 am Thursday 24-Jun-2021
    Heavy rain and possible severe gale northwesterlies for parts of central and southern New Zealand
    An active front moves across southern and central New Zealand from the west on Friday. This front is forecast to deliver heavy rain to western parts of the South Island, and strong northwesterlies to parts of central and southern New Zealand.
    People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and Warnings, in case any changes are made, or further areas are added.

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    HEAVY RAIN WARNING - ORANGE
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    Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
    Area: Westland about and north of Harihari
    Valid: 15 hours from 12:00 pm Friday to 3:00 am Saturday
    Forecast: Expect 120 to 180mm of rain about the ranges, with 60 to 80mm nearer the coast. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h expected from Friday evening about the ranges.
    Change note: Upgraded to a Warning (Orange), and area split in two.
    Area: The Canterbury headwaters about and south of Arthurs Pass
    Valid: 16 hours from 8:00 am Friday to 12:00 am Saturday
    Forecast: Expect 120 to 180mm of rain about the divide, with 90 to 120mm within 15km east of the divide. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h expected about the divide.
    Area: Westland south of Harihari
    Valid: 15 hours from 3:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday
    Forecast: Expect 120 to 180mm of rain about the ranges, with 60 to 80mm nearer the coast. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h about the ranges.
    Change note: Upgraded to a Warning (Orange), and area split in two.
    Area: The headwaters of the Otago lakes and rivers
    Valid: 13 hours from 3:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday
    Forecast: Expect 120 to 180mm of rain about the divide, with 90 to 120mm within 15km east of the divide. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h expected about the divide.
    Area: Fiordland
    Valid: 20 hours from 7:00 pm Thursday to 3:00 pm Friday
    Forecast: Expect 180 to 220mm to accumulate. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h, especially during Friday morning and afternoon.
    An update for severe weather will be issued by: 9:00 pm Thursday 24-Jun-2021
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