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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
Issued by MetService at 8:01 pm Tuesday 19-Feb-2019
Heavy rain for Fiordland and southern Westland
An active front, preceded by a warm and moist northwest flow, moves over the South Island from the southwest Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing heavy rain to western areas.
HEAVY RAIN WARNING
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 south of Ross
Valid: 13 hours from 9:00 pm Tuesday to 10:00 am Wednesday
Forecast: Expect further 90 to 140mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.
Note: Further heavy rain is likely on Thursday.
Valid: 6 hours from 9:00 pm Tuesday to 3:00 am Wednesday
Forecast: Expect further 80 to 130mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially north of Doubtful Sound. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour.
This warning will be updated by: 10:00 am Wednesday 20-Feb-2019
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