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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
Issued by MetService at 8:10 pm Friday 18-Oct-2019
Heavy rain for western parts of the South Island and the lower North Island
A broad and complex low pressure system continues to move eastwards across New
Zealand tonight, and is forecast to move away to the east of the country on
Saturday. This weather system will bring further rain to many parts of the
country, with the heaviest rain expected in northwest Nelson, Buller and for
much of Westland. A Heavy Rain Warning remains in force for these areas.
Heavy rain is also expected to affect the remainder of Nelson, especially the
Richmond Range, the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki, and a Heavy Rain Watch is
in force for these areas.
People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any
changes area made.
HEAVY RAIN WARNING - ORANGE
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and
slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Area: Nelson west of Motueka and Buller
Valid: 11 hours from 8:00 pm Friday to 7:00 am Saturday
Forecast: Rain, heavy at times. Expect a further 40 to 60mm of rain to
accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 25 mm/h this evening and again early
Saturday morning. Possible thunderstorms from tonight.
Area: Westland from Fox Glacier northwards
Valid: 5 hours from 8:00 pm Friday to 1:00 am Saturday
Forecast: Expect a further 25 to 40mm of rain to accumulate about the ranges,
with lesser amounts near the coast. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/h about the
An update for severe weather will be issued by: 10:00 am Saturday 19-Oct-2019
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