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    Home > Weather > Severe Weather

    NZ Severe Weather Warnings

    Issued by MetService at 8:14 pm Thursday 14-Nov-2019
    Heavy rain for western parts of the South Island
    A series of fronts are expected to move onto the South Island from the Tasman Sea during Friday and Saturday, bringing periods of heavy rain to the west of the South Island.
    The biggest rainfall accumulations are expected about the ranges of Westland, and a Heavy Rain Warning remains in force. A Heavy Rain Watch is in force for Fiordland and the headwaters of the Otago Lakes and Rivers.
    People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts. Further rainfall is expected through Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and Warnings and Watches are likely be extended closer to the time.


    Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
    Area: The ranges of Westland south of Otira
    Valid: 28 hours from 6:00 pm Friday to 10:00 pm Saturday
    Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 120 to 180 mm of rain to accumulate during this time. Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h on Saturday morning and afternoon, and thunderstorms possible.
    Please note, that further rain is expected on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and this Warning is likely to be extended closer to the time.
    An update for severe weather will be issued by: 10:00 am Friday 15-Nov-2019
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