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Last updated: January 7, 2018, 12:47:18 PM

 


Issued by MetService at 8:11am Sunday 07-Jan-2018

Brief heavy rain possible until early afternoon along the western Bay of Plenty coast

A trough lying near Matakana Island is moving slowly eastwards. There is a risk that this trough could bring a period of heavy rain to coastal areas of Bay of Plenty between Katikati and Matata this (Sunday) morning and early afternoon, although the heaviest falls are most likely to be over the sea. Due to the recent heavy rain and flooding in this area, any more heavy rain could cause problems for people living in, or travelling through this region.

As the trough is now moving away from the Coromandel Peninsula, the risk of heavy rain there has eased and the Watch is lifted for places north of Katikati.

People are advised to remain up to date with the latest forecasts.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Coastal areas from Katikati to Matata
Valid: 6 hours from 8:00am to 2:00pm Sunday
Forecast: The likelihood of heavy rain has decreased, but there is still a slight risk of heavy falls for a few hours this morning or early afternoon, when 20 to 40mm may fall in a 2 to 3 hour period.

Watches no longer in force

Heavy rain watch lifted for: Coastal areas from Katikati to Tairua: The trough has moved east of this area and the threat of heavy rain has passed.


This watch will be updated by: 9:00pm Sunday 07-Jan-2018

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Issued by MetService at 8:39pm Saturday 06-Jan-2018

Brief heavy rain possible during Sunday morning about the coast from Te Puke to Tairua

A trough is expected to slowly move northwest over the western Bay of Plenty and southern Coromandel Peninsula during Sunday morning, with a risk of brief heavy rain. Due to the recent heavy rain and flooding in this area, any more heavy rain could cause problems for people living in, or travelling through this region.

People are advised to remain up to date with the latest forecasts.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Coastal areas from Te Puke to Tairua
Valid: 9 hours from 2:00am to 11:00am Sunday
Forecast: During Sunday morning there is a possibility of heavy rain, where 30 to 50mm could fall in 3 to 6 hours. There is uncertainty in the exact location of this heavy rain, and some places within this area may see little if any rain.


This watch will be updated by: 9:00am Sunday 07-Jan-2018

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Issued by MetService at 12:16pm Saturday 06-Jan-2018

Gale force winds across central New Zealand are expected to ease this afternoon. Brief heavy rain possible during Sunday morning between Pauanui and Te Puke.

A deep low between the North Island and Chatham Islands is slowly moving southwards. Strong to gale winds associated with the low are slowly easing over the country. Heavy rain that the low brought to New Zealand has now eased.

Severe gales are expected for the lower North Island and Marlborough through to this (Saturday) afternoon, with warnings in place in these areas. This Watch is also for the possibility that strong southwesterlies may become severe in exposed places of Canterbury from Banks Peninsula northwards and Hawkes Bay south of Napier. 

Note, the combination of strong winds and high tides may cause inundation in western and southern areas, especially about Wellington's south coast and harbour.

A trough is expected to slowly move northwest over the western Bay of Plenty and southern Coromandel Peninsula during Sunday morning. There is a chance that this trough could bring a brief period of heavy rain to the coastal towns and communities between Te Puke and Pauanui during the morning, possibly bringing 40 to 60mm during a 2-3 hour period. Due to the recent rains and flooding in this area, this amount of rain could cause problems for people living in, or travelling through, this region.

People are advised to remain up to date with the latest forecasts in case this parts of the Watch is upgraded to a full Warning, or other areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Coastal areas from Te Puke to Pauanui
Valid: 8 hours from 3:00am to 11:00am Sunday
Forecast: During Sunday morning there is a possibility of brief heavy rain, where 40 to 60mm could fall in 2 to 3 hours. There is some uncertainty in timing and location of this heavy rain and some of the locations within this area may see little rain.

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Hawkes Bay from Napier southwards
Valid: 2 hours from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Saturday
Forecast: Southwest winds may become severe in exposed places until early Saturday afternoon.

Area: Canterbury, from Banks Peninsula northwards
Valid: 2 hours from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Saturday
Forecast: Strong southwesterly winds, may become severe in exposed places, especially about the coast including Banks Peninsula until early this (Saturday) afternoon.


This watch will be updated by:10:00pm Saturday 06-Jan-2018

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