SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService  15-Nov-2016

Heavy rain continues in the eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty through early Wednesday morning.

An active front is moving eastwards across the northern parts the North Island tonight and early Wednesday morning, bringing further rain to the northeast of the Island. Heavy rain is expected to continue in the eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty through to early Wednesday morning. In the 8 hours from 8pm this evening (Tuesday), expect a further 60 to 80mm of rain on top of what has already fallen.

People in the area are advised rivers and streams may rise rapidly, slips and surface flooding are possible.

Note, heavy rain in Kapiti Horowhenua including Tararua Range, Wellington, Mount Taranaki, the Headwaters of Whanganui River across to Tongariro National Park has passed and the warning in these places is lifted.

Severe gale northwest winds in exposed parts of Taranaki, Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough have eased and the strong wind warning for these areas is also lifted.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Eastern Ranges of Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to early Wednesday morning. In the 8 hours from 8pm Tuesday to 4am Wednesday, expect a further 60 to 80mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intenstiies of 15 to 20mm per hour.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Headwaters of Whanganui river across to Tongariro Natiional Park

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Wellington

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, including the Tararua Range

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Mount Taranaki

STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Taranaki, Wairarapa, Wellington and Marlborough

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Wednesday 16-Nov-2016


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 15-Nov-2016

Heavy rain for the lower and central North Island. Severe gales for Taranaki, Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough.

An active front is moving eastwards across the lower and central North Island this morning and afternoon, preceded by heavy rain and north to northwest gales. Heavy rain from Wellington to Horowhenua, including the Tararua Range, and the central North Island hill country should ease from the south later this morning and afternoon, where a further 60 to 80mm of rain is expected in the ranges. Heavy rain is also expected in the eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty, where 120mm of rain forecast from this afternoon to overnight tonight. People in these areas are advised rivers and streams may rise rapidly, slips and surface flooding are likely. Note, heavy rain in northwest Nelson, Buller, Westland, and the Bryant and Richmond Ranges has now eased and the warning in these places is lifted.

Severe gale northwest winds gusting 130km/h in exposed parts of Taranaki, Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough should ease about the upper South Island around mid morning today, and the lower North Island around midday today. Winds of this strength could lift roofs, damage trees, powerlines and cause hazardous driving conditions.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, including the Tararua Range

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease early this afternoon. In the 5 hours from 9am Tuesday, expect a further 50 to 80mm of rain about the Tararua Range on top of what has already fallen, and 40 to 50mm of rain about lower lying areas. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr this morning, especially about the ranges.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wellington

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls is expected to ease by midday today. In the 3 hours from 9am to midday, expect a further 20 to 30mm of rain on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mount Taranaki

FORECAST

Heavy rain eases this afternoon. In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm Tuesday, expect a further 50 to 70mm of rain on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr this morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Headwaters of Whanganui river across to Tongariro Natiional Park

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls is expected to ease this afternoon. In the 9 hours from 9am to 6pm today, expect a further 60 to 80mm of rain on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Eastern Ranges of Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this afternoon. In the 12 hours from 2pm Tuesday to 2am Wednesday, expect 80 to 120mm of rain. Peak intenstiies of 15 to 25mm this evening.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki, Wairarapa, Wellington and Marlborough

FORECAST

Severe northwest gales with gusts of 130 km/h in exposed places. Gales easing in Marlborough this morning, and easing in Wairarapa, Wellington and Taranaki around midday today.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Northwest Nelson, Buller and Westland north of Fox Glacier

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Richmond and Bryant Ranges

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Tuesday 15-Nov-2016

 


ISSUED BY MetService 25-Sep-2016

Heavy rain for Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

A trough is moving slowly southwards over the upper North Island preceded by easterly winds and a band of rain. Heavy rain about Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty is expected to spread southwards to the Gisborne region Sunday night, and although it should ease in the north around dawn Monday it will likely continue into Tuesday morning about Gisborne.

For Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty another 70mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen, while 160mm may accumulate about the hills and ranges of Gisborne, particularly north of Tologa Bay.

The heavy rain is expected to cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly and may cause slips and surface flooding.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty northwest of Tauranga

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to around dawn Monday. In the 9 hours from 9pm Sunday to 6am Monday, another 40 to 70mm of rain is expected to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

Note, further periods of moderate rain are expected during Monday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Sunday night, then ease Tuesday morning. In the 30 hours from midnight Sunday to 6am Tuesday, 120 to 160mm is forecast to accumulate in the hills and ranges of Gisborne with lesser amounts down to sea level. Heaviest falls are expected north of Tologa Bay. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

Note, further periods of moderate rain are expected during Tuesday.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Monday 26-Sep-2016


ISSUED BY MetService 25-Sep-2016

Heavy rain for Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

A trough is moving slowly southwards over the upper North Island preceded by easterly winds and a band of rain. Heavy rain about Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty is expected to spread southwards to the Gisborne region tonight, and although it should ease in the north around dawn Monday it will likely continue into Tuesday morning about Gisborne.

For Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty another 100mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen, while 140mm may accumulate about the hills and ranges of Gisborne, particularly north of Tologa Bay.

The heavy rain is expected to cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly and may cause slips and surface flooding.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty northwest of Tauranga

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to around dawn Monday. In the 16 hours from 2pm Sunday and 6am Monday, another 80 to 100mm of rain could accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy tonight. In the 30 hours from midnight Sunday to 6am Tuesday, 120 to 140mm is forecast to accumulate in the hills and ranges of Gisborne with lesser amounts down to sea level. Heaviest falls are expected north of Tologa Bay. Rainfall rates of 15 to 20mm per hour possible.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Sunday 25-Sep-2016


Valid to 8:58am Friday 26 Aug 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 25-Aug-2016

HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS OVER THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND

A deep low approaches the country from the north Tasman Sea today, then crosses New Zealand tonight and Friday, bringing significant rain and strong winds to the North Island today and tomorrow.

This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could exceed short duration warning amounts (eg. 50mm in 6 hours or 70mm in 12 hours) for the following areas ...

NORTHLAND: Until midnight Thursday.

AUCKLAND, WAIKATO and COROMANDEL PENINSULA: From this afternoon to the early hours of Friday.

BAY OF PLENTY: From early this evening to early Friday morning.

In addition, this Watch is also for the possibility that strong winds could approach severe gale strength in exposed parts of the following areas ...

NORTHLAND: Severe gale northwesterlies are possible from this afternoon to Friday morning.

AUCKLAND and COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Severe gale northwesterlies are possible from this evening to early Friday morning, then severe gale westerlies may occur Friday evening.

People in all these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts, as parts of this Watch may be upgraded to a full warning, and further areas could be added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Thursday 25 August 2016 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 23-Jul-2016

Heavy rain in the west of the South Island and the Tararua Range. Also, severe north to northwest gales about much of the North Island, and the Chatham Islands.

An active front over the upper South Island is forecast to cross the North Island overnight Saturday. The front is preceded by a strong northwest flow, spreading rain to most places, and followed by disturbed westerlies.

Heavy rain is falling in the the west and north of the South Island, with the heaviest rain expected in the Westland ranges where a further 200mm may accumulate through to Sunday evening. Heavy rain is expected to be relatively brief over the Richmond, Bryant and Tararua Ranges, where rainfall may reach short duration criteria, for example, 50mm or more in 6 hours.

People in these areas are advised that this amount of rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly and may cause slips and surface flooding.

In addition, north to northwest winds are expected to strengthen ahead of the front, with gusts of 120 km/h possible in many locations. About Wellington, Wairarapa and the Marlborough Sounds gusts may reach 140 km/h or more.

As the front moves towards the Chatham Islands on Sunday, northwest gusts there could also reach 120 km/h for a time.

Winds of this strength have the potential to be damaging, particularly to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and also make for hazardous driving conditions, especially for tall sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Also, on Sunday, heavy swells and large waves are expected to affect western coasts and may cause coastal erosion in vulnerable areas and make driving conditions hazardous about low-lying coastal roads.

STRONG WIND WARNING

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

FORECAST

Northwest winds are expected to strengthen overnight Saturday to Sunday. Winds may briefly reach severe gale with gusts of 120 km/h in exposed places from late Saturday night until dawn Sunday.


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 23-Jul-2016

Heavy rain expected in the west of the South Island and the Tararua Range. Severe north to northwest gales also about much of the North Island, Fiordland and the Chatham Islands.

An active front is forecast to move over the South Island this morning and onto the North Island Saturday night. The front is preceded by a strong northwest flow, spreading rain to most places, and followed by disturbed westerlies.

The heaviest rain is expected in the west and north of the South Island. About the Westland ranges, rainfall accumulations could reach 280mm. The Tararua Range has now been added to this warning.

People in these area are advised that this amount of rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly and may cause slips and surface flooding.

In addition, north to northwest winds are expected to strengthen ahead of the front, with gusts of 120 km/h possible in many locations. About Fiordland, Wellington, Wairarapa and the Marlborough Sounds gusts may reach 140 km/h. Areas in the north of the North Island have now been added to this warning.

As the front moves towards the Chatham Islands on Sunday, northwest gusts there could also reach 120 km/h for a time and the Chathams are now included in this warning.

Winds of this strength have the potential to be damaging, particularly to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and also make for hazardous driving conditions, especially for tall sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Also, on Sunday, heavy swells and large waves are expected to affect western coasts and may cause coastal erosion in vulnerable areas and make driving conditions hazardous about low-lying coastal roads.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

FORECAST

Northwest winds are expected to strengthen overnight Saturday to Sunday. Winds may briefly reach severe gale with gusts of 120 km/h in exposed places from late Saturday night until dawn Sunday.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Saturday 23-Jul-2016


Valid to 9:17am Tuesday 19 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OFPLENTY, ROTORUA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU,TAIHAPE, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, WAIRARAPA, TARARUA, HAWKESBAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 18-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES OVER THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND TUESDAY, WITH A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN ABOUT THE RANGES.

A front is expected to move rapidly east over the country tomorrow ( Tuesday), bringing a period of rain to western areas and strong to gale westerlies about central New Zealand.

This Watch is for the possibility that westerly gales may become severe in the following areas...

TARANAKI, HOROWHENUA KAPITI COAST, WHANGANUI, MANAWATU, TARARUA DISTRICT and HAWKES BAY: From Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday night.

AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO: From late Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning.

In addition, this Watch is for the likelihood that rainfall accumulations could reach short duration warning amounts (greater than 60mm in 9 hours) in the following areas:

The TARARUA and RUAHINE RANGES: From early afternoon Tuesday until Tuesday night.

People in these areas are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case part of this Watch is upgraded to a Warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Monday 18 July

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 29-Jun-2016

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua, also Hawkes Bay south of Napier

A deepening low is expected to move southeastwards across the North Island today and early Thursday, bringing a burst of heavy rain, then away to the east later Thursday. The heaviest rain is expected in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua, where 90mm of rain could accumulate, also in Hawkes Bay south of Napier from this evening to about midday Thursday, where 100mm may accumulate, especially about the hills.

People are advised that this amount of rain can cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with slips and surface flooding possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy around noon today. In the 12 hours from noon till midnight tonight (Wednesday), expect 70 to 90mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour possible in localised downpours.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Hawkes Bay south of Napier

FORECAST

Rain developing this afternoon and becoming heavy this evening. In the 15 to 18 hours from about 6pm this evening, expect 80 to 100mm of rain to accumulate, especially about the eastern hills. Peak intensities 10 to 20mm per hour.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Wednesday 29-Jun-2016


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 28-Jun-2016

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

A deepening low is expected to move southeastwards across the North Island during Wednesday, bringing a burst of heavy rain. The heaviest rain is expected in the Bay of Plenty and Rotorua, where 90mm of rain could accumulate from noon till midnight Wednesday, with localised downpours of 20 to 30mm per hour possible. This rain may lead to slips and surface flooding, and could make for hazardous driving conditions.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy around noon Wednesday. In the 12 hours from noon till midnight Wednesday, expect 70-90mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour possible in localised downpours.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Wednesday 29-Jun-2016


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 28-Jun-2016

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

A deepening low is expected to move southeastwards across the North Island, bringing a burst of heavy rain during Wednesday. Watches have been issued for many places, but for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua a Severe Weather Warning is now in force. Up to 90mm of rain could accumulate here from noon till midnight Wednesday, with possible thundery downpours. This may lead to slips and surface flooding and could make for hazardous driving conditions.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy around noon Wednesday. In the 12 hours from noon till midnight Wednesday, expect 70-90mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 25+mm in thundery rain.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2800 metres

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Tuesday 28-Jun-2016

 


NOT TO BE BROADCAST AFTER 09:00pm Saturday 25-Jun-2016 

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING. 

ISSUED BY MetService 25-Jun-2016 

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Bay Of Plenty  

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY 

A frontal system embedded in a moist northerly flow is expected to

bring a period of rain to much of the North Island today. The

heaviest falls are likely about the Bay of Plenty ranges east of 

Opotiki, where 90mm could accumulate in a 12 hour period from late

this afternoon.

People in the area should be aware that this amount of rain could 

cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly.

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AREA/S AFFECTED: BAY OF PLENTY RANGES EAST OF OPOTIKI 

FORECAST:

A period of heavy rain is expected from late this afternoon unti 

early Sunday morning. In the 12 hours from 4pm Saturday until 4am

Sunday, expect 70 to 90mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to

20mm per hour. 

Note, further periods of rain are likely during Sunday and Monday 

morning. 

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 

9:00pm Saturday 25-Jun-2016

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ISSUED BY MetService 24-May-2016

Periods of heavy rain for eastern Bay of Plenty, Mount Taranaki and the Tararua Range

A large complex trough, with several embedded fronts and low centres, is slowly moving eastwards across New Zealand today and Wednesday. The trough is expected to bring rain to much of the country. An embedded cold front moves east over northern New Zealand this afternoon and evening, bringing a burst of heavy rain, with squally thunderstorms about northern New Zealand.

A few bands of heavy showers with squally thunderstorms in the very unstable airmass are expected during Wednesday for central and northern New Zealand. The largest amount of rain is expected about the ranges of the North Island.

From late today (Tuesday) until tomorrow evening, 130 to 180mm of rain is likely to accumulate about Mt Taranaki, 120 to 150mm about the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty and about 150mm about the Tararua Range.

People, especially trampers, are advised that this amount of rain could cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with surface flooding and slips possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

The ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

A period of heavy rain with a cold front is expected this evening, then more heavy showers with possible thunderstorms during Wednesday. In a 27 hours from 6pm Tuesday to 9pm Wednesday, 120 to 150mm is likely to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mt Taranaki

FORECAST

A period of heavy rain is expected from this afternoon to early this evening, followed heavy showers and squally thunderstorms duirng Wednesday. In 27 hours from 3pm today (Tuesday) 

 


HEAVY RAIN FOR Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty Sunday evening

A trough of low pressure is moving slowly across Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty this evening, then eastwards to affect eastern Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne overnight. A short period of heavy rain is expected for Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty from Whitianga to Tauranga this evening, where a total of 50mm to 80mm of rain could accumulate in 4 to 6 hours.

People are advised that this amount of rain could cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with possible slips and surface flooding.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Heavy rain for Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty from Whitianga to Tauranga

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected this evening. In 3 to 6 hours from 6pm Sunday expect 50 to 80mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour are possible.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Monday 18-Apr-2016


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TARANAKI, NELSON ISSUED BY METSERVICE 31-Mar-2016

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR NELSON, BAY OF PLENTY AND MT TARANAKI FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH TO SATURDAY MORNING

A moist northerly flow is expected to spread over the country tonight ( Thursday) and Friday, with rain expected for many places, especially in the north and west of both islands.

This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could approach warning amounts (greater than 70mm in 12 hours) in the following areas:

NELSON and MOUNT TARANAKI: From late afternoon or evening Friday until Saturday morning.

BAY OF PLENTY and ROTORUA: From Friday night until Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case any part of this Watch is upgraded to a Warning, or further areas are added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Thursday 31 March

 

 


ISSUED BY MetService 24-Mar-2016

A strong moist northeasterly flow brings heavy rain and severe gales to parts of the North Island

A trough preceded by a strong moist northeasterly flow has already brought heavy rain to many parts of the country. The trough should clear the South Island this morning and move slowly east across the North Island today and overnight. While the heavy rain over the South Island has eased there is more to come for parts of the North Island. The heaviest rain is expected to affect the Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Gisborne. The rain is likely to ease about the Coromandel Peninsula late this morning, tonight in the Bay of Plenty and Rotorua but persist into Friday morning in Gisborne. This amount of rain can cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, slips and localised flooding.

 

Northeasterly gales are affecting many parts of the North Island but winds are expected to ease this afternoon. The gales could be severe gusting 120 to 130 km/h in Taihape, Whanganui, northern Manawatu and in Wellington this morning. Winds of this strength have the potential to damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving conditions may also be hazardous, especially for high sided vehicles and motorcycles 

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

 In the 15 hours from 9am to midnight Thursday, expect 70 to 100mm of rain to accumulate from about Rotorua westwards. Peak intensities of 30 to 40mm per hour are possible in localised thundery downpours until this evening. In the 18 hours from 9am Thursday to 3am Friday expect 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate east of Rotorua. Peak intensities of 30 to 40mm per hour are possible in localised thundery downpours today.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Thursday 24-Mar-2016


ISSUED BY MetService 23-Mar-2016

A strong moist northeasterly flow brings heavy rain and severe gales to many parts of the country

A trough, preceded by a strong moist northeasterly flow is bringing significant rain to northern and western parts of both islands. Periods of heavy rain are expected to affect Northland, Taranaki, the Coromandel Peninsula, Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland tonight and Thursday, and about Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Gisborne from Thursday until Friday morning. The most intense rain is expected about the ranges of Nelson, Buller and Westland where more than 200mm may accumulate. This amount of rain can cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, slips and localised flooding.

The strongest winds are expected to affect the north and west of the North Island with severe gale northeasterlies gusting 120 km/h, especially about Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki, Whanganui, Taihape and northern Manawatu until Thursday morning. Winds of this strength have the potential to damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving conditions may also be hazardous, especially for high sided vehicles and motorcycles.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Thursday morning. In the 15 to 18 hours starting at 3am in the west and 6am in the east expect 130 to 160mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 30mm per hour are likely.

Northeast winds are expected to rise to gale overnight and may reach severe gale in some places with gusts 120km/h or more between 9pm tonight (Wednesday) and 9am Thursday.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Thursday 24-Mar-2016

 


ISSUED BY MetService 23-Mar-2016

A strong moist northeasterly flow brings heavy rain and severe gales to many parts of the country

A strong northeasterly flow is expected to bring a very warm and moist airmass onto New Zealand today and tomorrow. The heaviest rain on Wednesday and Thursday is likely to affect Northland, Mt Taranaki, the Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland. The most intense rain is likely to affect the ranges of Nelson, Buller and Westland where more than 200mm may accumulate. This amount of rain can cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, slips and localised flooding. 

The strongest winds are expected to affect the north and west of the North Island where northeasterlies may become severe gusting 120 km/h or more from Wednesday afternoon or evening. Winds of this strength have the potential to damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving conditions may also be hazardous, especially for high sided vehicles and motorcycles. 

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Marlborough northwest of the Awatere Rive 

FORECAST 

Rain is expected to become heavy Wednesday afternoon, then ease Thursday morning. In the 22 hours from noon Wednesday to 10am Thursday expect 140 to 180mm to accumulate about the ranges and 60 to 100mm elsewhere.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000m

AREA/S AFFECTE 

Nelson

FORECAST 

Rain is expected to become heavy Wednesday morning, then ease Thursday morning. In the 24 hours from 9am Wednesday to 9am Thursday expect 250 to 350mm to accumulate about the northwest ranges, 150 to 200mm about the Richmond Range and 90 to 140mm elsewhere. Intensities may reach about 30mm per hour at times about the northwest ranges. The flow is expected to be from the northnortheast.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller and Westland

 FORECAST

 

Rain is expected to become heavy Wednesday morning, then ease Thursday morning. In the 24 hours from 9am Wednesday to 9am Thursday expect 180 to 220mm to accumulate about the ranges but 80 to 120mm near the coast. Intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour at times about the ranges with thunderstorms possible.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mt Taranaki 

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Wednesday evening, then ease Thursday morning. In the 15 hours from 9pm Wednesday to midday Thursday expect 100 to 150mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 30mm per hour likely.

AREA/S AFFECTED 

Northland 

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Wednesday afternoon, then ease Thursday morning. In the 18 hours from 3pm Wednesday to 9am Thursday expect 100 to 150mm to accumulate, peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour with thunderstorms possble tonight. 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula 

FORECAST 

Rain is expected to become heavy overnight. In the 15 hours from 2am Thursday expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 30mm an hour are likely.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST 

Rain is expected to become heavy Thursday morning. In the 15 to 18 hours starting at 2am in the west and 6am in the east expect 130 to 160mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 30mm an hour are liekly. 

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Northeasterly gales are expected to become severe Wednesday afternoon but ease Thursday morning. Gusts of 120 km/h or more are likely to affect exposed areas.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Northeasterly gales are expected to become severe Wednesday evening, but ease towards noon Thursday. Gusts 120km/h or more are likely in exposed places.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato

FORECAST

Northeast winds are expected to reach gale force overnight Wednesday to Thursday and may reach severe gale in places at times with gusts of 120km/h or more between 9pm Wednesday and 9am Thursday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki

FORECAST

Northeast winds are expected to rise to gale overnight and may reach severe gale in some places with gusts 120km/h or more from 9pm Wednesday to 9am Thursday. 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wanganui and northern Manawatu

FORECAST 

Northeast winds are expected to rise to gale overnight and may reach severe gale in some places with gusts 120km/h or more between 9pm Wednesday and 9am Thursday. 

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Wednesday 23-Mar-2016 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 18-Mar-2016

Heavy rain for the Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty easing. Heavy rain for Fiordland and South Westland.

Heavy rain about the Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty is expected to ease by about midday today. Expect a further 30 to 40mm of rain in these areas this morning.

Strong and moist northerlies bring heavy rain to Fiordland and the ranges of Westland south of about Franz Josef during Saturday, where 140mm of rain is possible. Further heavy rain is forecast for these areas at times during Sunday and Monday.

People in these areas are advised rivers and streams may rise rapidly, slips and surface flooding are possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

In the 3 hours between 9am and midday Friday, a further 30 to 40mm of rain is possible on top of what has already fallen.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Western Bay of Plenty including Tauranga

FORECAST

In the 3 hours from 9am to midday Friday, a further 30 to 40mm of rain is possible on top of what has already fallen.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Fiordland north of Doubtful Sound

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected during Saturday. In the 24 hours from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday, expect 100 to 140mm of rain. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

The ranges of Westland south of Franz Josef Glacier

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected during Saturday. In the 24 hours from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday expect 100 to 140mm of rain. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Friday 18-Mar-2016

 


ISSUED BY MetService 17-Mar-2016

Heavy rain for the Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty overnight and Friday morning

Heavy rain is expected about the Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty, with localised downpours, overnight and Friday morning. Another 80 to 120mm could accumulate, on top of what has already fallen. In some places, hourly rainfall rates in excess of 30mm per hour are likely.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Further periods of heavy rain are expected overnight and Friday morning. In the 16 hours between 8pm Thursday until midday Friday, a further 80 to 120mm is possible. Localised peak intensities in excess of 30mm per hour are likely and thunderstorms are possible. The bulk of the rain may fall in a six period from midnight Thursday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Western Bay of Plenty including Tauranga

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected overnight and Friday morning. In the 16 hours from 8pm Thursday until midday Friday 80 to 120mm is possible. Peak intensities of 30mm per hour are likely and thunderstorms are possible. The bulk of the rain may fall in a six hour period from midnight Thursday.

 

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Friday 18-Mar-2016


ISSUED BY MetService 18-Feb-2016

Heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island and in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.

A front should stay slow moving over the North Island today before drifting eastwards and weakening tomorrow afternoon, bringing periods of heavy rain in Bay of Plenty. A complex low over the Tasman Sea is expected to move east across the South Island today and early tomorrow, bringing heavy rain to the West Coast of the South Island and strong northwesterly winds over the South Island and lower North Island from this afternoon to Friday.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected about Fiordland, Westland and Buller through to Friday morning, where another 150-250mm could accumulate on top of what has already fallen on the ranges of Westland. Heavy rain is forecast to continue in Bay of Plenty through Friday afternoon, where 150mm could accumulate over a 30 hour period.

This is a significant amount of rain for these areas, and people are advised that streams and rivers will rise rapidly, slips and surface flooding are also likely.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected continue into early Friday afternoon. In the 30 hours from 9am Thursday to 3pm Friday, 120 to 160mm could accumulate on the top of what has already fallen, especially about the eastern ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Thursday 18-Feb-2016


ISSUED BY MetService 18-Jan-2016 

A period of significant heavy rain for Nelson, Marlborough, Taranaki, parts of Bay of Plenty.

A low pressure system west of New Zealand Monday evening is expected to move slowly across the country during Tuesday. Periods of rain with heavy falls in a very humid northerly flow ahead of the low are expected in northern and central parts of the country. Intense heavy rain and possible thunderstorms are expected to continue in Nelson until late tonight and in Marlborough and Taranaki until the early hours of Tuesday, with another 40 to 70mm likely to accumulate in these areas on top of the rain which has already fallen. In addition, a short period of intense rain, with possible thunderstorms, is expected about western parts of Bay of Plenty and Rotorua, with 50 to 80mm likely over a 6 to 9 hour period overnight Monday and early Tuesday morning 

This amount of rain will cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly, slips and surface flooding, and could make driving conditions hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, including Rotorua

FORECAST

A short period of intense heavy rain is expected early Tuesday morning. In the 6 to 9 hours from about 1am Tuesday expect 50 to 80mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Tuesday 19-Jan-2016


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 18-Jan-2016

A period of significant heavy rain for Nelson, Marlborough, Taranaki, parts of Bay of Plenty and the central North Island high country.

A low pressure system lying west of New Zealand is expected to slowly approach, then move across, the country during today and Tuesday. Periods of rain in a very humid northerly flow ahead of the low are expected across northern and western parts of the country. In Nelson, Marlborough and Taranaki, a period of intense heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected from today into Tuesday, with 100 to 180mm likely to accumulate in a 12 to 15 hour period. In addition, a short period of intense rain, with possible thunderstorms, is expected about western parts of Bay of Plenty and Rotorua, with 50 to 80mm likely over a 4 to 6 hour period.

This amount of rain will cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly, slips and surface flooding, and could make driving conditions hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson

FORECAST

A period of significant heavy rain is expected from about midday today (Monday). In the 15 hours from midday today to 3am Tuesday, 100 to 150mm is likely to accumulate in the ranges, while 70 to 90mm could accumulate in some lower lying areas. Maximum rainfall intensities of 25 to 35 mm/hr from this evening in isolated thunderstorms.

FREEZING LEVEL: 3400 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

The Richmond Range, Rai Valley and Marlborough Sounds

FORECAST

A period of significant heavy rain is expected from late evening (Monday). In the 12 hours from 6pm Monday to 6am Tuesday, 100 to 150mm is likely to accumulate. Maximum rainfall intensities of 25 to 35 mm/hr from tonight in possible thunderstorms.

FREEZING LEVEL: 3400 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki

FORECAST

A period of significant heavy rain is expected from early afternoon (Monday). In the 15 hours from 3pm today to 6am Tuesday, 140 to 180mm is likely to accumulate in the ranges, while 70 to 100mm could accumulate in lower lying areas, especially in the north of the region. Maximum rainfall intensities of 25 to 35 mm/hr from tonight in thunderstorms.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, including Rotorua

FORECAST

A short period of intense heavy rain is expected early Tuesday morning. In the 6 hours from about 2am to 8am Tuesday expect 50 to 80mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour in possible thunderstorms.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Monday 18-Jan-2016

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING. 

ISSUED BY MetService 08-Jan-2016

Heavy rain easing over the upper South Island this afternoon and the North Island this evening. Severe northwest gales about central New Zealand easing by evening.

An active front and band of heavy rain currently crossing the South Island West Coast should move onto the North Island this afternoon and clear away to the east overnight.

The very heavy rain over northern Westland, Buller and western parts of Nelson should ease from the south this afternoon, however a further 40 to 80mm is likely here on top of over 100mm that has already fallen in places.

Meanwhile, a period of heavy rain and possible thundery downpours are expected over many parts of the North Island today where a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in force. Significant rainfalls of over 100mm are also expected about the Tararua Range and the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty today.

This is a significant amount of rain falling in a relatively short period and will cause rivers and stream levels to rise rapidly.

Northwest gales are also expected to be severe for a time today over parts of Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa, with gusts of 140 km/h in exposed places, but these should ease late this afternoon or evening.

Winds of this strength can cause damage to trees and powerlines as well as unsecured structures and could make driving conditions hazardous, especially about higher areas such as the Rimutaka Hill Road.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Westland north of Franz Josef

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease from the south late this morning or early afternoon. In the 4 hours from 9am to 1pm Friday, a further 30 to 50mm of rain is expected about the ranges on top of what has already fallen, with 20 to 30mm likely closer to the coast. Rainfall rates of 25 to 35mm/hr are still possible in the ranges at first.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3500 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon. In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm Friday, a further 50 to 80mm of rain is expected about the ranges on top of what has already fallen, with 25 to 40mm likely closer to the coast. Rainfall rates of 25 to 35mm/hr are still possible in the ranges.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3500 metres.

AREA/S AFECTED

The ranges of Northwest Nelson and Nelson Lakes, including Kahurangi National Park

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon. In the 7 hours from 9am to 4pm Friday, a further 50 to 80mm of rain is expected about the ranges on top of what has already fallen. Rainfall rates of 25 to 35mm/hr are still possible in the ranges.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3500 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

The Tararua Range

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy this morning and then ease tonight. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm Friday, 100 to 150mm of rain is expected. The heaviest falls are likely Friday afternoon, when rainfall rates could reach 20 to 30 mm/hr, with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy later this morning and then ease overnight Friday. In the 15 hours from 11am Friday to 2am Saturday, expect 100 to 150mm of rain. Heaviest falls are likely late this afternoon or early evening, when rates could reach 20 to 30mm per hour, especially in any thunderstorms. 40 to 60mm of rain is also likely about lower lying areas during this time.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Marlborough

FORECAST

Severe northwest gales are expected through to mid-afternoon, with gusts of 120 km/h or possibly more in exposed places. Winds should ease by Friday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wellington

FORECAST 

Severe northwest gales are expected through to late afternoon, with gusts of 140 km/h or possibly more in exposed places. Winds should ease Friday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wairarapa

FORECAST

Severe northwest gales are expected through to Friday evening, with gusts of 140 km/h or possibly more in exposed places. Winds should ease Friday night.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Friday 08-Jan-2016


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService  02-Jan-2016

Heavy rain for northern and western parts of the country

A trough west of central New Zealand and extending across the South Island Saturday evening is expected to move slowly east across the country overnight Saturday and Sunday morning. A very humid northeasterly airstream ahead of the trough is bringing rain to much of New Zealand and in some areas the rain is expected to be heavy at times. Further heavy rain is likely from Northland to the Bay of Plenty, also Mount Taranaki and the northwest of the South Island and the rain warning is continued for these areas. Warning amounts of rain are now also expected in the eastern Bay of Plenty and this area is now included in the warning. The ranges of Buller and northwest Nelson are likely to see the heaviest rain overnight Saturday and Sunday, when another 80 to 120mm is expected on top of what has already fallen. While in the eastern Bay of Plenty 80 to 120mm is also expected from early Sunday morning to late afternoon.

People, especially those planning outdoor pursuits, are advised this rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with slips and flash flooding also possible. Driving conditions will also be hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease Sunday morning, with the heaviest falls likely overnight tonight and early Sunday morning. In the 9 hours from 9pm Saturday until 6am Sunday, expect another 30 to 50mm of rain to accumulate in northern and eastern parts on top of what has already fallen, with another 30 to 50mm possible in remaining areas. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour overnight tonight and early Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland, including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease Sunday morning. In the 12 hours from 9pm Saturday until 9am Sunday expect another 30 to 50mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, mainly north of the Bridge and about the Hunua Ranges, with lesser amounts elsewhere. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour during Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease Sunday morning. In the 14 hours from 9pm Saturday until 11am Sunday, expect another 30 to 50mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour during Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Rotorua

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease early Sunday afternoon, with the heaviest falls likely Sunday morning. In the 16 hours from 9pm Saturday until 1pm Sunday, expect 50 to 80mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour late Sunday morning and early afternoon.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty east of Rotorua

FORECAST

In the 13 hours From 3am to 4pm Sunday rain is expected to be heavy at times, with 80 to 120mm likely to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour late Sunday morning and afternoon.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mount Taranaki

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease late Sunday morning. In the 13 hours from 9pm Saturday until 11am Sunday, expect 50 to 80mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northwest Nelson, and Buller including the Paparoa Range

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease late Sunday morning. In the 13 hours from 9pm Saturday until 10am Sunday, expect 80 to 120mm to accumulate about the ranges, with 40 to 80mm possible in remaining areas. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3500 metres.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Sunday 03-Jan-2016

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 02-Jan-2016

Heavy rain for northern and western parts of the country

A strong and moist north to northeast flow brings rain to much of northern and central New Zealand during today and early Sunday. The heaviest falls are likely about eastern areas from Northland to western Bay of Plenty, also Mount Taranaki and the northwest of the South Island. Another 40 to 80mm of rain may fall in northern areas in addition to the significant amount of rain that has already fallen. For western Bay of Plenty and Mount Taranaki 70 to 100mm may accumulate, while for northwest Nelson and Buller, 100 to 130mm of rain is possible about the ranges.

People, especially those planning outdoor pursuits, are advised this rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with slips and flash flooding also possible. Driving conditions will also be hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease Sunday morning, with the heaviest falls likely overnight tonight and early Sunday morning. In the 21 hours from 9am Saturday until 6am Sunday, expect another 60 to 80mm of rain to accumulate in northern and eastern parts on top of what has already fallen, with another 30 to 50mm possible in remaining areas. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour overnight tonight and early Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland, including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease Sunday morning, with the heaviest falls likely Sunday morning. In the 24 hours from 9am Saturday until 9am Sunday expect another 40 to 60mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, mainly north of the Bridge and about the Hunua Ranges, with lesser amounts elsewhere. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour during Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease Sunday morning, with the heaviest falls likely Sunday morning. In the 26 hours from 9am Saturday until 11am Sunday, expect another 60 to 80mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour during Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Rotorua

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease around midday Sunday, with the heaviest falls likely Sunday morning. In the 28 hours from 9am Saturday until 1pm Sunday, expect 70 to 100mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour late Sunday morning and early afternoon.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mount Taranaki

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to ease late Sunday morning, with the heaviest falls likely Sunday morning. In the 25 hours from 9am Saturday until 10am Sunday, expect 70 to 90mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northwest Nelson, and Buller including the Paparoa Range

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease late Sunday morning. In the 25 hours from 9am Saturday until 10am Sunday, expect 100 to 130mm to accumulate about the ranges, with 70 to 90mm possible in remaining areas. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3500 metres.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Saturday 02-Jan-2016


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService  01-Jan-2016

Heavy rain for northern and western parts of the country

A strong and moist north to northeast flow brings rain to much of northern and central New Zealand through to Sunday. The heaviest falls are likely about eastern areas from Northland to the western Bay of Plenty, also Mount Taranaki and the northwest of the South Island, where 100 to 150mm of rain is likely to accumulate. For northern areas this is in addition to the significant amount of rain that has already fallen. Note, localised downpours are also possible in these areas. People, especially those planning outdoor pursuits, are advised this rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with slips and flash flooding also possible. Driving conditions will also be hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease Sunday morning. In the 33 hours from 9pm Friday until 6am Sunday, expect 110 to 140mm of rain to accumulate in northern and eastern parts on top of what has already fallen, with over 80mm possible in remaining areas. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour in localised downpours.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland, including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease Sunday morning. In the 36 hours from 9pm Friday until 9am Sunday expect 90 to 120mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, mainly north of the Bridge and about the Hunua Ranges, with lesser amounts elsewhere. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour in localised downpours.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease Sunday morning. In the 37 hours from 9pm Friday until 10am Sunday, expect 120 to 150mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour in localised downpours.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Rotorua

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease late Sunday morning. In the 39 hours from 9pm Friday until midday Sunday, expect 120 to 150mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour in localised downpours.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mount Taranaki

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from Saturday morning until late Sunday morning. In the 33 hours from 3am Saturday until midday Sunday, expect 120 to 150mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northwest Nelson, and Buller including the Paparoa Range

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from Saturday morning until late Sunday morning. In the 27 hours from 6am Saturday until 9am Sunday, expect 150 to 180mm to accumulate about the ranges, and over 100mm possible in remaining areas. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3500 metres.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Saturday 02-Jan-2016

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