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    Home > Weather > Severe Weather

    NZ Severe Weather Warnings

    Issued by MetService at 8:29 pm Thursday 01-Oct-2020
    Gale north to northwesterlies for parts of the South Island and heavy rain for
    Fiordland and Westland
    A front is forecast to move northwards across the South Island on Friday and
    early Saturday bringing a period of heavy rain to western areas and gale north
    to northwest winds in many places. A second front is expected to follow late
    Saturday and into Sunday bringing another period of gale northwesterlies across
    southern New Zealand.
    A heavy rain warning is in force for Westland south of Otira, while a heavy rain
    watch is in force for the remainder of Westland and northern Fiordland. Wind
    watches are in force for the inland parts of Canterbury and Otago, and also for
    Southland and Fiordland.
    People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case any
    changes are made or further areas are added.


    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 Otira
    Valid: 10 hours from 8:00 pm Friday to 6:00 am Saturday
    Forecast: Expect 70 to 100mm to accumulate about the ranges. Peak intensities of
    15 to 20mm/h.
    An update for severe weather will be issued by: 10:00 am Friday 02-Oct-2020
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