Valid to 9:13pm Tuesday 15 Nov 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, WELLINGTON, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY,DUNEDIN, CLUTHA, SOUTHLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 14-Nov-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY TARANAKI WELLINGTON MARLBOROUGH OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND. GALES FOR TAIHAPE WHANGANUI MANAWATU AND NELSON

A front crosses the South Island late tonight and the North Island on Tuesday, preceded by heavy rain with possible thunderstorms and north to northwest gales. A heavy rainfall warning is in force for Westland, Buller, the ranges of Nelson, western Marlborough,Horowhenua and Kapiti including the Tararua Range, Mount Taranaki and the headwaters of the Whanganui River and Ruapehu. A severe gale warning is in force for Taranaki, Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough.

This WATCH is for the possibility that heavy rain may approach warning levels in the following areas:

EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Lower lying areas of TARANAKI and northern parts of WELLINGTON from tonight until late Tuesday morning.

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS and the NORTH CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY close to the main divide from tonight through to Tuesday morning.

DUNEDIN, CLUTHA and SOUTHLAND from tonight through to Tuesday morning.

This WATCH is also for the possiblilty that north to northwest winds may reach severe gale force with gusts 120 km/h or more over TAIHAPE, WHANGANUI, MANAWATU and NELSON from tonight through to about midday Tuesday.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case any part of this watch needs to be updated to a full warning or if any new areas are added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Tuesday 15 November 2016


Valid to 4:47pm Tuesday 15 Nov 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY, DUNEDIN,CLUTHA, SOUTHLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 14-Nov-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY MARLBOROUGH OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND.GALES FOR TARANAKI TAIHAPE WHANGANUI MANAWATU AND NELSON.

A front is expected to cross the South Island late today and the North Island tomorrow preceded by heavy thundery rain and northerly gales. A heavy rainfall warning is in force for Westland, Buller, the ranges of Nelson and western Marlborough, the Tararua Range, Mt Taranaki, the headwaters of the Whanganui River and Ruapehu. A severe gale warning is in force for Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough.

This WATCH is for the possibility that heavy rain may approach warning levels over the following areas:

Marlborough Sounds and the North Canterbury high country close to the main divide from this evening through to Tuesday morning.

Eastern Bay of Plenty Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland from this evening through Tuesday morning.

This WATCH is also for the possiblilty that north to northwest winds may reach severe gale force with gusts 120 km/h or more over Taranaki, Taihape, Whanganui, Manawatu and Nelson from this evening through to midday Tuesday.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case any part of this watch needs to be updated to a full warning or if any new areas are added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Monday 14 November 2016


Valid to 9:33am Tuesday 15 Nov 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, WANGANUI, MANAWATU,MARLBOROUGH, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY, DUNEDIN, CLUTHA, SOUTHLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 14-Nov-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY MARLBOROUGH OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND. GALES FOR WHANGANUI AND MANAWATU

A front is expected to cross the South Island late today and the North Island tomorrow preceded by heavy thundery rain and northerly gales. A heavy rainfall warning is in force for Westland, Buller,the ranges of Nelson and western Marlborough, the Tararua Range, Mt Taranaki, the headwaters of the Whanganui River and Ruapehu. A severe gale warning is in force for Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough.

This watch is for the possibility that heavy rain may approach warning levels over the following areas:-

Marlborough Sounds and the North Canterbury high country close to the main divide from this evening through to Tuesday morning.

Eastern Bay of Plenty Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland from this evening through Tuesday morning.

This watch is also for the possiblilty that northerly winds may reach severe gale force with gusts 120 km/h or more over Whanganui and Manawatu from this evening through to midday Tuesday.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case any part of this watch needs to be updated to a full warning or if any new areas are added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Monday 14 November


Valid to 9:54am Saturday 12 Nov 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, TARANAKI, WELLINGTON,MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, BULLER ISSUED BY METSERVICE 11-Nov-2016

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL PARTS OF NEW ZEALAND

A slow-moving front lying across central New Zealand is expected to bring further periods of rain today and Saturday morning before moving away to the east. This rain will be heavy at times,especially about Westland and the Canterbury High Country where the Watch has been upgraded to a Warning.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could exceed warning amounts in the following areas:

EASTERN RANGES OF BAY OF PLENTY: During Saturday morning (50 to 70mm possible in 6 to 12 hours), with possible thunderstorms.

TARANAKI MAINLY ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN, NELSON AND BULLER: Until around dawn Saturday (70 to 85mm possible in 12 to 18 hours).

WELLINGTON: During Saturday morning (50mm possible in 6 hours).

MARLBOROUGH: From this evening until late Saturday morning (70mm possible in 12 hours).

People are advised to stay up to date with forecasts in case any of the areas in this Watch are upgraded to a Warning, or additional areas are placed on Watch.

Note, although the heavy rain has eased about the Horowhenua and Kapiti Coast and the Watch os lifted, light rain or drizzle is expected to continue for much of today. Another period of moderate to heavy rain is likely during Saturday, but at this stage warning amounts are not expected.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9:30pm Friday November 11th

 


Valid to 9:17am Tuesday 8 Nov 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WANGANUI, MANAWATU,TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, MARLBOROUGH,FIORDLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 07-Nov-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND TODAY AND FIORDLAND LATE TUESDAY

An active front with thunderstorms over Bay of Plenty is forecast to move away to the east this afternoon. An associated low is deepening as it crosses the North Island and should lie east of the Wairarapa tonight.

The front and low are expected to bring periods of heavy rain to northeastern and southern parts of the North Island today and also possibly to eastern Marlborough.

Another front is expected to approach the southern South Island late Tuesday bringing heavy rain to Fiordland.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall amounts will exceed short term warning criteria, for example 70mm in 12 hours in the following areas:

WELLINGTON AND WAIRARAPA INCLUDING THE TARARUA RANGE: Rain is expected to become persistent this afternoon with some heavy falls developing before easing in the early hours of Tuesday.

THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: Periods of heavy rain are expected today and into the early hours of Tuesday. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour, especially in any thunderstorms, which could lead to localised surface flooding.

BAY OF PLENTY, MAINLY EAST OF ROTORUA: Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 30mm per hour, especially about the ranges and in any thunderstorms, which could lead to localised surface flooding.

MARLBOROUGH: A band of heavy rain may spread over eastern Marlborough this afternoon before easing early Tuesday.

FIORDLAND: Heavy rain is expected to develop Tuesday evening.

The heavy rainfall Watch is now lifted for Northland, Auckland,Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo and Taranaki, although localised heavy showers are possible today.

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 if any additional areas are added to the WATCH.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Monday 7 November


Valid to 8:32pm Monday 7 Nov 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU,KAPITI HOROWHENUA ISSUED BY METSERVICE 06-Nov-2016

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND

An active front with thunderstorms is forecast to slowly cross the North Island overnight Sunday and Monday with an associated low. This front is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to central and northern parts of the North Island overnight or on Monday, with possible squally thunderstorms and localised downpours.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall amounts will exceed short term warning criteria, for example 70mm in 12 hours in the following areas:

TARARUA RANGE: Rain may be heavy at times this evening (Sunday) in a strong northwest flow and again for a time during Monday in a southerly flow. It is looking less likely that rainfall amounts here will reach warning criteria, however a WATCH will be maintained for the time being.

TARANAKI: Rain is expected to be heavy at times through to late Monday morning or afternoon, with possible thunderstorms. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour at times, especially about the Mountain and in any thunderstorms.

THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND FROM WAIKATO TO TAUMARUNUI AND WESTERN TAIHAPE, INCLUDING TAUPO, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: Periods of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms are expected overnight Sunday and during Monday morning. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour, especially in any thunderstorms, which could lead to localised surface flooding.

BAY OF PLENTY, MAINLY EAST OF ROTORUA: Rain is expected to become heavy at times from tonight (Sunday) and should ease Monday afternoon. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 30mm per hour, especially Monday morning and early afternoon about the ranges and in any thunderstorms, which could lead to localised surface flooding.

AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND AND COROMANDEL PENINSULA: A period of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms is possible overnight and on Monday morning. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 30mm per hour in some places, especially in any thunderstorms, which could lead to localised surface flooding.

NORTHLAND: Rain is expected to become heavy for a time from tonight to mid-morning Monday with possible squally thunderstorms. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 30mm per hour in northern and eastern areas, especially in any thunderstorms, which could lead to localised surface flooding.

The rain has eased in FIORDLAND and WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA and the WATCH for these areas is lifted.

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 if any additional areas are added to the WATCH.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Monday 7th November 2016


Valid to 9:30am Monday 7 Nov 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU,KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WESTLAND, FIORDLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 06-Nov-2016

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, AND CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND

An active front with thunderstorms is forecast to cross the South Island today, then move slowly across the North Island overnight and on Monday with an associated low. This front is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to the west of the South Island today,and to central and northern parts of the North Island overnight or on Monday, with possible squally thunderstorms.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall amounts will exceed short term warning criteria, for example 50mm in 6 hours or 70mm in 12 hours in the following areas:

FIORDLAND: Rain may become heavy at times this morning, but should ease by midday. Rainfall intensities may reach 10 to 15mm per hour.

WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA, MAINLY ABOUT THE RANGES: Periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms should ease by late afternoon today (Sunday). Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour at times, especially in any thunderstorms.

TARARUA RANGE: Rain is expected to become heavy at times from late this afternoon ( Sunday) but should ease tonight. Rainfall intensities may reach 10 to 20mm per hour at times. Further heavy rain is possible from Monday afternoon in a southerly flow.

TARANAKI: Rain is expected to become heavy at times from this afternoon (Sunday), with possible thunderstorms, and ease overnight or early on Monday morning. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour at times, especially about the Mountain and in any thunderstorms.

THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND FROM WAIKATO TO TAUMARUNUI AND WESTERN TAIHAPE, INCLUDING TAUPO, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: Periods of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms are expected overnight and on Monday morning. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour, especially in any thunderstorms.

BAY OF PLENTY, MAINLY EAST OF ROTORUA: Rain is expected to become heavy at times from this evening (Sunday) and ease on Monday afternoon. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour, especially on Monday morning about the ranges and in any thunderstorms.

AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND AND COROMANDEL PENINSULA: A period of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms is possible overnight and on Monday morning. Rainfall intensities may reach 15-30mm/hr in some places, especially in any thunderstorms.

NORTHLAND: Rain is expected to become heavy for a time tonight and early Monday morning with possible thunderstorms. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 30mm per hour in northern and eastern areas,especially in any thunderstorms.

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 if any additional areas are added to the Watch.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Sunday 6 November 2016


Valid to 8:21pm Sunday 6 Nov 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR FIORDLAND, WESTLAND, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE,TAUMARUNUI, WAITOMO, BAY OF PLENTY, NORTHLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 05-Nov-2016

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND

An active front is forecast to cross the South Island Sunday morning and afternoon, and then slowly cross the North Island late Sunday and Monday with an associated low. This front is expected to bring a burst of heavy rain to the west of the South Island on Sunday and to central and northern parts of the North Island later Sunday and Monday, with possible squally thunderstorms.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall amounts will exceed short term warning criteria, for example 70mm in 12 hours in the following areas:

FIORDLAND: Rain is expected to become heavy overnight Saturday but should ease towards midday Sunday. Rainfall intensities may reach 10 to 15mm per hour.

WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA, MAINLY ABOUT THE RANGES: Rain is expected to become heavy Sunday morning but should ease by Sunday evening. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour for a time, especially in any thunderstorms.

TARANAKI: Rain is expected to become heavy Sunday afternoon but should ease overnight Sunday. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour about the Mountain but slightly less elsewhere in any thunderstorms.

THE HILLS AND RANGES OF WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI AND WESTERN TAIHAPE, INCLUDING TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: Rain is expected to become heavy late Sunday afternoon and should ease late Monday morning. Rainfall intensities may reach 10 to 20mm per hour, especially in any thunderstorms.

BAY OF PLENTY, MAINLY EAST OF ROTORUA: Rain is expected to become heavy late Sunday afternoon or evening and should ease around midday Monday. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour, especially about the ranges and in any thunderstorms.

NORTHLAND: Rain is expected to become heavy and possibly thundery Sunday evening and ease Monday morning. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour in northern and eastern areas, especially in any thunderstorms.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case part of this WATCH is upgraded to a WARNING or if any additional areas are added to the Watch.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10:30am Sunday 6th November 2016

 


Valid to 8:52pm Friday 7 Oct 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE  06-Oct-2016

WESTERLY GALES FOR NORTHERN NEW ZEALAND

A very strong and unstable westerly flow covers the North Island through to Friday afternoon.

This Watch is for the possibility that westerly gales may become severe in exposed places at times in the following regions...

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO NORTH OF HAMILTON, AND BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF TE PUKE: Until Friday afternoon. Note, squally thunderstorms are likely during this time, and localised damaging winds associated with these are possible. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is also in force for some of these areas, refer to metservice.com for more information.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case this Watch is upgraded to a full Warning.

Note: Westerly gales about Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay south of Hastings have eased so the Watch is lifted. In addition, although further rain is forecast for the ranges of Buller and Westland north of the Glaciers, the Tararua Range, ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty, plus the high country from Mount Taranaki across to Tongariro National Park and northwards to Waitomo, accumulations are no longer expected to approach warning criteria so the Watch is lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Friday October 7th


Valid to 9:42am Friday 7 Oct 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, TAUMARUNUI,TAIHAPE, TARANAKI, BULLER ISSUED BY METSERVICE  06-Oct-2016

WESTERLY GALES FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND, AND HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL PARTS OF NEW ZEALAND

A strong west to northwest flow covers the North Island through to Friday afternoon, with a number of embedded fronts crossing the country during this time.

This Watch is for the possibility that west to northwest gales may become severe in exposed places at times the following regions...

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO NORTH OF HAMILTON, AND BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF TE PUKE: From this evening until Friday afternoon. Note, squally thunderstorms are possible during this time, and localised damaging winds associated with these are possible. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in force for these areas, refer to the MetService website for more information.

WAIRARAPA AND HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF HASTINGS: Until midday today.

In addition, this Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations may reach warning criteria in the following areas...

THE RANGES OF WESTLAND NORTH OF THE GLACIERS AND BULLER, ALSO THE TARARUA RANGE: Until around midday today.

RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: From later this morning until early Friday morning (for example 85mm in 18 hours).

HIGH COUNTRY FROM MOUNT TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTHWARDS TO WAITOMO: Until Friday morning (for example 100mm in 24 hours in some higher areas).

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case this Watch is upgraded to a full Warning, or further areas are added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9:30pm Thursday October 6th

 


Valid to 8:42pm Thursday 6 Oct 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI,TARANAKI, HAWKES BAY, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 05-Oct-2016

WESTERLY GALES FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND, AND HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL PARTS OF NEW ZEALAND

A strong west to northwest flow covers the North Island through to Friday, with a number of embedded fronts crossing the country during this time.

This Watch is for the possibility that west to northwest gales may become severe in exposed places at times the following regions...

WAIRARAPA AND HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF HASTINGS: Through to around dawn Thursday.

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND WAIKATO NORTH OF HAMILTON: From Thursday evening until Friday afternoon. Note, squally thunderstorms are also possible during this time.

In addition, this Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations may reach warning criteria in the following areas...

RANGES OF BULLER AND WESTLAND NORTH OF THE GLACIERS: Through to late Thursday morning (for example 70mm in 12 hours).

TARARUA RANGE: Through to Thursday afternoon (for example 70mm in 12-15 hours), and another period from Thursday evening through to Friday morning (for example 70mm in 12 hours).

RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: From Thursday morning until early Friday morning (for example 85mm in 18 hours).

HIGH COUNTRY FROM MOUNT TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTHWARDS TO WAITOMO: From early Thursday morning to early Friday morning (for example 100mm in 24 hours).

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case this Watch is upgraded to a full Warning, or further areas are added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Thursday 6 October 2016

 


Valid to 11:12am Thursday 6 Oct 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TARANAKI,HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, BULLER, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 05-Oct-2016

WESTERLY GALES FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND, AND HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL PARTS OF NEW ZEALAND

In this issue further areas have been added to the Watch for heavy rain.

A strong west to northwest flow covers New Zealand through to Friday, with a number of embedded fronts crossing the country during this time.

This Watch is for the possibility that west to northwest gales may become severe for a time in the following regions...

WAIRARAPA AND HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF HASTINGS: Through to around dawn Thursday.

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND AND COROMANDEL PENINSULA: From Thursday evening until Friday afternoon. Note, squally thunderstorms are also possible during this time.

In addition, this Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations may reach warning criteria in the following areas...

RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: From late Thursday morning until Friday morning (for instance 85mm in 18 hours).

HIGH COUNTRY FROM MOUNT TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTHWARDS TO WAITOMO: From Thursday morning to Friday morning (for instance 100mm in 24 hours).

TARARUA RANGE: From tonight until Thursday afternoon (for instance 85mm in 18 hours).

RANGES OF BULLER AND WESTLAND NORTH OF THE GLACIERS: From this evening until Thursday morning (for instance 70mm in 12 hours).

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case this Watch is upgraded to a Warning, or further areas are added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9:30pm Wednesday October 5th

 


Valid to 9:48am Monday 3 Oct 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT  02-Oct-2016

PERIOD OF RAIN FOR THE NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND TODAY

A front is expected to move eastwards across New Zealand today.This front will bring a brief period of rain to many areas, especially to those in the north and west of the country.

In Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty regions where conditions have become saturated over recent days, 20 to 40mm of rain could accumulate today. However,with the risk of thunderstorms both with the frontal rainband and also for a time following it, there is a possibility that rainfall accumulations will be higher in localised places - possibly 40mm to 60mm.

In most areas the rain should ease late afternoon or evening today, but in eastern Bay of Plenty the rain continues into the early hours of Monday.

This amount of rain could exacerbate the already saturated conditions in these areas, causing rivers and streams to rise further, with possible surface flooding and slips.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case any areas in this Watch need to be included in a Warning, or new areas are added to this Watch.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Sunday 2 October


Valid to 8:55pm Sunday 2 Oct 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 01-Oct-2016

PERIOD OF RAIN FOR THE NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND DURING SUNDAY

A front is expected to move eastwards across New Zealand during Sunday. This front will bring a brief period of rain to many areas, especially to those in the north and west of the country.

In Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty regions where conditions have become saturated over recent days, 20 to 40mm of rain could accumulate during Sunday. However, with the risk of thunderstorms both with the frontal rainband and also for a time following it, there is a possibility that rainfall accumulations will be higher in localised places - possibly 40mm to 60mm.

This amount of rain could exacerbate the already saturated conditions in these areas, causing rivers and streams to rise further, with possible surface flooding and slips.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case any areas in this Watch need to be included in a Warning, or new areas are added to this Watch.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Sunday 2 October 2016


Valid to 3:11pm Sunday 2 Oct 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT  01-Oct-2016

PERIOD OF RAIN FOR THE NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND DURING SUNDAY

A front is expected to move eastwards across New Zealand during Sunday. This front will bring a brief period of rain to many areas, especially to those in the north and west of the country.

In Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty regions where conditions have become saturated over recent days, 20 to 40mm of rain could accumulate during Sunday. However, with the risk of thunderstorms both with the frontal rainband and also for a time following it, there is a possibility that rainfall accumulations will be higher in localised places - possibly 40mm to 60mm.

This amount of rain could exacerbate the already saturated conditions in these areas, causing rivers and streams to rise further, with possible surface flooding and slips.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case any areas in this Watch need to be included in a Warning, or new areas are added to this Watch.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Saturday 1 October 2016


Valid to 9:48am Sunday 2 Oct 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 01-Oct-2016

PERIOD OF RAIN FOR THE NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND DURING SUNDAY

A front is expected to move eastwards across New Zealand during Sunday. This front will bring a brief period of rain to many areas, especially to those in the north and west of the country.

In Northland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty regions where conditions have become saturated over recent days, 20 to 40mm of rain could accumulate during Sunday. However with the risk of thunderstorms both with the frontal rainband and also for a time following it, there is a possibility that rainfall accumulations will be higher in localised places - possibly 40mm to 60mm.

This amount of rain could exacerbate the already saturated conditions in these areas, causing rivers and streams to rise further, with possible surface flooding and slips.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case any areas in this Watch need to be included in a Warning, or new areas are added to this Watch.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Saturday 1 October

 


Valid to 8:42pm Friday 30 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 29-Sep-2016

RAIN IN WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY EASING DURING FRIDAY.

The moist easterly flow over the North Island continues to bring rain to many places, especially in the northeast. A Warning remains in force for the Coromandel Peninsula.

This Watch is for BAY OF PLENTY west of Te Puke, where heavy falls are expected tonight (Thursday) and Friday morning. Although accumulations are unlikely to exceed warning criteria, given the significant amount of rain that has fallen during recent days, a Watch will be maintained.

Note, rain has eased in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay and watches and warnings for those areas are lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Friday September 30th


Valid to 9:08am Friday 30 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 29-Sep-2016

MORE RAIN FOR THE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND

The moist easterly flow continues to bring rain to many parts of the North Island until Friday, mainly the northeast from Coromandel Peninsula to Hawkes Bay. Although the rain has eased slightly it could be significant, especially in areas where ground conditions are already saturated. The largest accumulations are expected to be in Gisborne (north of the City) and about the Coromandel Peninsula, where a Warning is in force.

This Watch is for the possibility of heavy rain approaching warning criteria in the following areas...

BAY OF PLENTY, west of Whakatane: Till Friday morning.

The ranges HAWKES BAY and GISBORNE (from the City southwards): Till Thursday evening in Gisborne, and Thursday afternoon in Hawkes Bay.

People are advised to keep to date with the latest forecasts, in case further Watches or Warnings become necessary.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Thursday 29 September


Valid to 8:57pm Thursday 29 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 28-Sep-2016

MORE RAIN FOR THE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND

A moist easterly flow is expected to continue over the North Island until Friday, with rain likely to continue in the northeast from the Coromandel Peninsula to Hawkes Bay. This rain could be significant, especially in areas where ground conditions are already saturated. The largest accumulations are expected to be in Gisborne (north of the City) and about the Coromandel Peninsula, where a Warning is in force.

This Watch is for the possibility of heavy rain approaching warning criteria in the following areas...

BAY OF PLENTY, west of Whakatane: Periods of heavy rain from Wednesday night through to Friday morning.

The ranges HAWKES BAY and GISBORNE (from the City southwards): Rain, with a few heavy falls, expected to ease in Hawkes Bay Thursday afternoon and in Gisborne Thursday evening.

People are advised to keep to date with the latest forecasts, in case further Watches or Warnings become necessary.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10 am Thu 29 September


Valid to 9:36am Thursday 29 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 28-Sep-2016

MORE RAIN FOR THE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND

A moist easterly flow is expected to continue over the North Island until Friday, with rain likely to continue in the northeast from the Coromandel Peninsula to Hawkes Bay. This rain could be significant, especially in areas where ground conditions are already saturated. The largest accumulations are expected to be in Gisborne (north of the City) and about the Coromandel Peninsula, where a Warning is now in force.

This Watch is for the possibility of heavy rain approaching warning criteria in the following areas...

BAY OF PLENTY, west of Te Puke: Periods of heavy rain from Wednesday evening through to Thursday evening.

The ranges HAWKES BAY and GISBORNE (from the City southwards): Rain, with a few heavy falls, expected to ease in Hawkes Bay Thursday afternoon and in Gisborne Thursday evening.

People are advised to keep to date with the latest forecasts, in case further Watches or Warnings become necessary.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Wednesday September 28th

 


Valid to 8:39pm Wednesday 28 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY,GISBORNE,HAWKES BAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 27-Sep-2016

RAIN FOR THE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS

A moist easterly flow is expected to continue over the North Island until Thursday, with rain likely to continue in the northeast from the Coromandel Peninsula to Hawkes Bay. This rain could be significant, especially in areas where ground conditions are already saturated.

This Watch is for the possibility of heavy rain approaching warning criteria in the following areas...

COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Rain is expected to continue overnight and on Wednesday, with a few heavy falls. Further rain, possibly more significant, is likely on Thursday.

BAY OF PLENTY west of Te Puke: Periods of heavy rain are expected from Wednesday evening through most of Thursday.

The ranges of GISBORNE and HAWKES BAY: Rain is expected to continue overnight and on Wednesday, with a few heavy falls. Further rain, possibly more significant, is likely on Thursday.

People are advised to keep to date with the latest forecasts, in case further Watches or Warnings become necessary.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Wednesday 28 September


Valid to 9:47am Wednesday 28 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY,GISBORNE,HAWKES BAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 27-Sep-2016

RAIN FOR THE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS

A moist easterly flow is expected to continue over the North Island until Thursday, with rain likely to continue in the northeast from the Coromandel Peninsula to Hawkes Bay. This rain could be significant, especially in areas where ground conditions are already saturated.

This Watch is for the possibility of heavy rain approaching warning criteria in the following areas...

COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Rain is expected to continue through Tuesday and Wednesday, with a few heavy falls. Further rain, possibly more significant, is likely on Thursday.

BAY OF PLENTY west of Te Puke: Periods of heavy rain are expected from Wednesday evening through most of Thursday.

The ranges of GISBORNE and HAWKES BAY: Rain is expected to continue through Tuesday and Wednesday, with a few heavy falls. Further rain, possibly more significant, is likely on Thursday.

People are advised to keep to date with the latest forecasts, in case further Watches or Warnings become necessary.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Tuesday September 27th

 


Valid to 8:24am Tuesday 27 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, HAWKESBAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 26-Sep-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR COROMANDEL, WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY AND HAWKES BAY

A trough lying north of the Bay of Plenty is directing rain and moist easterlies from the Coromandel Peninsula to Hawkes Bay. The heaviest rain is expected in Gisborne where a SEVERE WEATHER WARNING is in force.

This Watch is for heavy rain in the following areas:

COROMANDEL PENINSULA and BAY OF PLENTY NORTHWEST OF TAURANGA Outbreaks of heavy rain are expected from later this afternoon through to Tuesday morning. Although rainfall accumulations are unlikely to reach warning amounts, given saturated ground conditions this rainfall is still likely to be significant.

THE RANGES OF HAWKES BAY: During today and Tuesday. Note, further periods of moderate rain are expected Wednesday and Thursday.

People are advised to keep to date with the latest forecasts, in case further Watches or Warnings become necessary.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Monday


Valid to 9:54am Monday 26 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 25-Sep-2016

PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY

A trough is moving slowly south over the upper North Island preceded by easterly winds and a band of rain with some heavy falls. A warning for heavy rain has been issued for the Gisborne region for tomorrow.

This watch is for the possibility that rainfall amounts may reach warning criteria in the following areas...

COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND BAY OF PLENTY NORTHWEST OF TAURANGA: Until tonight (100mm possible in 24 hours).

Although further rain is forecast over Auckland today, sustained heavy falls are no longer expected and the watch for Auckland and Great Barrier Island is now lifted.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case part of this watch is upgraded to warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Sunday 25 September

 


Valid to 9:46pm Sunday 25 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 24-Sep-2016

PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY

A complex low lies slow-moving to the west of northern New Zealand. An associated trough moves southwards across the upper North Island during Sunday, bringing widespread rain with some heavy falls.

This watch is for the possibility that rainfall amounts may reach warning criteria in the following areas...

AUCKLAND MAINLY NORTH OF THE CITY AND GREAT BARRIER ISLAND: Through to late Sunday morning (70mm possible in 12 hours). Note, isolated thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and early evening could also produce localised heavy rain.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND BAY OF PLENTY NORTHWEST OF TAURANGA: Through to Sunday night (100mm possible in 24 hours).

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case part of this watch is upgraded to warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Sunday September 25th

 

 


Valid to 9:16am Friday 23 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 22-Sep-2016

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY TODAY

A complex trough bringing periods of heavy rain to the northeast of the North Island should slowly weaken today.

This Watch is for the possibility of heavy rain reaching warning criteria in the following area...

BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF TE PUKE: Until late this afternoon (50mm possible in 6 hours).

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case this Watch needs to be upgraded to a Warning.

Note, although further rain is expected today, the Watch for heavy rain about the ranges of Gisborne and the Wairoa District of Hawkes Bay is now lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Thursday 22nd September


Valid to 9:00pm Thursday 22 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 21-Sep-2016

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING

A complex trough lies across the upper North Island, and should slowly weaken and move away to the southeast during Thursday morning. Some heavy falls of rain are likely over the northeast of the North Island, from the Bay of Plenty to northern Hawkes Bay.

This Watch is for the possibility of heavy rain reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

BAY OF PLENTY: Periods of heavy rain are possible tonight and Thursday morning.

The ranges of GISBORNE and the Wairoa District of HAWKES BAY: Periods of heavy rain are expected from tonight through to about midday Thursday.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch need to be upgraded to a Warning.

Note, the Watch for heavy rain about the Coromandel Peninsula is now lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10 am Thursday 22 September


Valid to 8:34am Thursday 22 Sep 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY,GISBORNE,HAWKES BAY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 21-Sep-2016

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

A complex trough lies across the upper North Island, and should slowly weaken and move away to the southeast tomorrow (Thursday). Rain is likely over most of the northern half of the North Island, with the heaviest falls expected to be in the northeast, from the Coromandel Peninsula to northern Hawkes Bay.

This Watch is for the possibility of heavy rain reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Rain is expected to continue today and Thursday morning, with heavy falls at times.

BAY OF PLENTY: Periods of heavy rain are likely today and Thursday morning, with the heaviest falls expected to be west of Te Puke and also near the coast.

The ranges of GISBORNE and the Wairoa District of HAWKES BAY: Periods of heavy rain are expected from Wednesday evening through to Thursday evening.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch need to be upgraded to a Warning.

Note, the Watch for heavy rain about northern AUCKLAND and Great Barrier Island is lifted. However, isolated heavy showers are possible this afternoon.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Wednesday September 21st

 


Valid to 9:06am Sunday 28 Aug 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY,WAIRARAPA ISSUED BY METSERVICE 27-Aug-2016

STRONG WESTERLY WINDS OVER THE NORTH ISLAND EASING TODAY

A low southeast of central New Zealand is bringing strong westerly winds over much of the North Island. A Warning is in force for severe westerly gales in exposed places of Hawkes Bay south of Hastings and the Tararua District. However, winds are forecast to ease today as the low continues to move away to the southeast.

This Watch is for the possibility that westerly winds could approach severe gale strength in exposed parts of the following areas ...

BAY OF PLENTY and ROTORUA: Westerly winds may rise to severe gale in exposed places until midday today.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY from Hastings northwards, WAIRARAPA except the TARARUA DISTRICT: Westerly winds may rise to severe gale in exposed places until early this afternoon.

People in all these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.

Note, winds have now eased slightly across the upper and western parts of the North Island and should ease further during today, and the Watch for severe westerly gales for regions from Northland to Wanganui including the central high country is now lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Saturday 27 August 2016


Valid to 8:31pm Saturday 27 Aug 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI,WANGANUI, MANAWATU ISSUED BY METSERVICE 26-Aug-2016

STRONG WESTERLY WINDS OVER MUCH OF THE NORTH ISLAND OVERNIGHT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

A low is expected to move southeastwards across central New Zealand overnight Friday, bringing a period of westerly gales to much of the North Island.

The Watch for severe gales in Hawkes Bay south of Hastings and the Tararua District has been upgraded to a Warning.

This Watch is for the possibility that strong winds could approach severe gale strength in exposed parts of the following areas ...

NORTHLAND: Severe gale westerlies are possible for a time overnight Friday.

AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI and TARANAKI: Westerly winds may rise to severe gale strength for a time through to early Saturday morning.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY from Hastings northwards, WANGANUI, MANAWATU,and WAIRARAPA except the TARARUA DISTRICT: Westerly winds may rise to severe gale strength for a time overnight Friday and on Saturday morning.

People in all these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Saturday 27 August 2016


Valid to 9:09am Saturday 27 Aug 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA,TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU ISSUED BY METSERVICE  26-Aug-2016

STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OVER THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND

A low is expected to move southeastwards across central New Zealand overnight tonight bringing a period of west to northwest gales across the upper North Island.

This Watch is for the possibility that strong winds could approach severe gale strength in exposed parts of the following areas ...

NORTHLAND: Severe gale northwesterlies are possible for a time this evening.

AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TARANAKI: West to northwest winds may rise to severe gale strength for a time this evening until early Saturday morning.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA, also WANGANUI and MANAWATU: West to northwest winds may rise to severe gale strength for for a time tonight until Saturday morning, but may persist into Saturday afternoon about central and southern Hawkes Bay.

Note, the rain in eastern Bay of Plenty has now eased and the Watch for heavy rain is cancelled.

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 


Valid to 8:04pm Friday 26 Aug 2016

 

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 25-Aug-2016HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS OVER THE UPPER NORTH ISLANDOne low should cross the North Island overnight Thursday while a second low should cross central New Zealand Friday night. An associated band of heavy rain has cleared Northland, Auckland,Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula and the watch for heavy rain in these areas is now lifted. A burst of heavy rain is expected about the eastern Bay of Plenty overnight.A period of northwest gales is expected over Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula overnight and another period of westerly gales over Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula late Friday.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 ...EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: From tonight 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 evening into Friday morning.AUCKLAND and COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Severe gale northwesterlies may develop overnight then ease Friday morning. Severe gale westerlies may develop Friday evening then ease on Saturday.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 9am Friday 26 August 2016


Valid to 8:28pm Sunday 31 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI,TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, CLUTHA, CENTRAL OTAGO,SOUTHERN LAKES ISSUED BY METSERVICE 30-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES ABOUT THE NORTH ISLAND EASING SUNDAY MORNING. HEAVY SNOW ABOUT THE LOWER SOUTH ISLAND LATE SATURDAY AND EARLY SUNDAY.

A cold front should cross the North Island overnight bringing westerly gales to much of the North Island. Temperatures are becoming colder about the lower South Island with snow lowering to near sea level overnight.

A warning for severe gales is in force for central Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District overnight and early Sunday.

This Watch is for the possibility of severe westerly gales developing in exposed parts of ALL OTHER NORTH ISLAND AREAS from AUCKLAND SOUTHWARDS overnight then easing Sunday morning.

A warning is also in force for heavy snow in Fiordland and Southland overnight, and for Taumarunui and Taihape on Sunday morning. This Watch is also for the possibility that snow accumulations could meet warning criteria above 200 metres about CLUTHA, SOUTHERN LAKES, and CENTRAL OTAGO from tonight until late Sunday morning.

People in all these area should 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 10am Sunday 31 July


Valid to 8:57am Sunday 31 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI,TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, CLUTHA, CENTRAL OTAGO,SOUTHERN LAKES ISSUED BY METSERVICE 30-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES ABOUT THE NORTH ISLAND DURING SATURDAY. HEAVY SNOW ABOUT THE LOWER SOUTH ISLAND LATE SATURDAY AND EARLY SUNDAY.

A cold front moves rapidly north over the country today (Saturday), bringing westerly gales to much of the North Island. Becoming colder about the lower South Island during Saturday, with snow lowering to near sea level at night.

A warning for severe gales is in force for central Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District for Saturday evening and early Sunday.

This Watch is for the possibility of severe westerly gales developing in exposed parts of ALL OTHER NORTH ISLAND AREAS from AUCKLAND SOUTHWARDS for a time from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning.

A warning is also in force for heavy snow in Fiordland and Southland from late Saturday until early Sunday, and for Taumarunui and Taihape on Sunday morning. This Watch is also for the possibility that snow accumulations could meet warning criteria above 200 metres about CLUTHA, SOUTHERN LAKES, and CENTRAL OTAGO from Saturday night until late Sunday morning.

People in all these area should 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 Saturday 29 July


Valid to 7:21pm Saturday 30 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI,TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, CLUTHA, CENTRAL OTAGO,SOUTHERN LAKES ISSUED BY METSERVICE 29-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES ABOUT THE NORTH ISLAND RETURNING SATURDAY. HEAVY SNOW ABOUT THE LOWER SOUTH ISLAND LATE SATURDAY AND EARLY SUNDAY.

Westerly gales over the North Island have eased and the watches for today are now lifted.

A cold front moves rapidly north over the country on Saturday, bringing westerly gales to much of the North Island. Becoming colder about the lower South Island during Saturday, with snow lowering to near sea level at night.

A warning for severe gales is in force for central Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District for Saturday evening and early Sunday.

This Watch is for the possibility of severe westerly gales developing in exposed parts of ALL OTHER NORTH ISLAND AREAS from AUCKLAND SOUTHWARDS for a time from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning.

A warning is also in force for heavy snow in Fiordland and Southland from late Saturday until early Sunday. This Watch is also for the possibility that snow accumulations could approach warning amounts above 200 metres about CLUTHA, SOUTHERN LAKES, and CENTRAL OTAGO from Saturday night until late Sunday morning.

People in all these area should 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 10am Saturday 30 July


Valid to 10:27am Saturday 30 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA,TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, CLUTHA,CENTRAL OTAGO, SOUTHERN LAKES ISSUED BY METSERVICE 29-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES ABOUT THE NORTH ISLAND EASING TODAY, BUT RETURNING SATURDAY. HEAVY SNOW ABOUT PARTS OF THE LOWER SOUTH ISLAND LATE SATURDAY AND EARLY SUNDAY.

*AMENDMENT - fixing of minor error in snow statement* A strong, unstable westerly flow covering the North Island is expected to ease today. However, a cold front moves rapidly north over the country on Saturday, bringing further westerly gales to much of the North Island and upper South Island. Becoming colder about the lower South Island during Saturday, with snow lowering to near sea level at night.

A warning for severe gales remains in force for central Hawkes Bay, the Tararua District, Auckland, Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula for today, but now extends to central Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District for later on Saturday and early Sunday. A warning is now in force for heavy snow in Fiordland and Southland from late Saturday until early Sunday.

This Watch is for the possibility of severe westerly gales in exposed parts of ALL OTHER NORTH ISLAND AREAS from MANAWATU NORTHWARDS through to this afternoon Friday. Also, the westerly gales are forecast to return TO ALL NORTH ISLAND AREAS from AUCKLAND SOUTHWARDS for a time from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning.

In addition, this Watch is for the possibility that snow accumulations could approach warning amounts above 200 metres about CLUTHA, SOUTHERN LAKES, and CENTRAL OTAGO from Saturday night until late Sunday morning.

People in all these area should 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.

Note, the Watch for southwest gales about exposed parts of Southland and Otago has been lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10pm Friday 29 July


Valid to 8:48pm Friday 29 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, WAITOMO, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARANAKI, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, DUNEDIN, CLUTHA, SOUTHLAND,STEWART ISLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE  28-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES FOR THE NORTH ISLAND. SOUTHWEST GALES FOR THE FAR SOUTH.

A strong, unstable westerly flow covers the North Island tonight and during Friday. Westerly gales are likely to affect many North Island regions, and are likely to be severe about exposed parts of Auckland ( including Great Barrier Island), the Coromandel Peninsula and Waikato. These areas have now been upgraded to a full warning. A warning remains in force for Hawkes Bay south of Napier, the Tararua District and Wairarapa.

This Watch is for the possibility of severe westerly gales in exposed parts of ALL OTHER NORTH ISLAND AREAS through to early Friday afternoon. Squally thunderstorms are possible in the west of the North Island from Taranaki northwards, and wind gusts associated with these could locally exceed warning criteria.

In addition, this Watch is for southwest gales about exposed parts of SOUTHLAND and OTAGO, particularly near the coast from Stewart Island to the Otago Peninsula, from before dawn Friday morning, easing around midday, and these could also become severe for a time.

In addition, heavy westerly swells and large waves are expected about western coasts of both islands.

People in all these area should 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.

Note, the watch for heavy rain about the central North Island is lifted, although further heavy showers are likely.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Friday July 29th


Valid to 9:44am Friday 29 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, TARANAKI,WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA ISSUED BY METSERVICE 28-Jul-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HIGH COUNTRY AND GALES FOR NORTH ISLAND PLUS OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND.

A front should cross the North Island today preceded by a period of heavy rain.

A warning is in force for heavy rain for the Tararua Range.

This watch is for the possibility that the heavy rain could reach warning levels in the hill country from Wanganui and Waitomo across to Mt Ruapehu this morning and afternoon.

Northwest gales affect some areas ahead of the front. Behind the front westerly gales are expected to develop over most of the North Island and southwest gales over parts of Otago and Southland overnight or Friday morning. A warning for severe gales is in force for Hawkes Bay south of Napier, the Tararua District and Wairarapa.

This watch is also for the possiblilty that northwest winds ahead of the front or westerly winds behind the front could reach severe gale force in exposed parts of all North Island areas not covered by the warning from this evening throught Friday morning.

Also, southwest gales should develop about exposed parts of Southland and Otago, particularly near the coast from Stewart Island to the Otago Peninsula before dawn Friday morning then ease around midday.

In addition, heavy westerly swells and large waves are expected to develop about western coasts of both islands.

People in all these area should 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 28 July

 


Valid to 9:06pm Saturday 23 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI,TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI,WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, SOUTHERN LAKES ISSUED BY METSERVICE 22-Jul-2016

HEAVY RAIN IN THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND, AND NORTHWEST GALES ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY ON SATURDAY.

An active front is forecast to move eastwards across the South Island during Saturday and across the North Island early Sunday, preceded by a very strong and moist north to northwest flow and followed by disturbed westerlies.

This is likely to be a significant event, with potentially damaging winds across much of the country, but especially the lower North Island.

A warning for severe gale northwesterlies is in force for Fiordland, Southland west of Mossburn, Wairarapa, Wellington, the Marlborough Sounds, Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui Manawatu and Horowhenua Kapiti Coast.

This Watch is for the possibility of severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places for the following areas ...

AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, ROTORUA, BAY OF PLENTY, GISBORNE AND HAWKES BAY: From Saturday evening until around dawn Sunday. These winds have the potential to cause localised damage and make driving hazardous.

MARLBOROUGH EXCLUDING THE SOUNDS, CANTERBURY AND INLAND PARTS OF OTAGO: During Saturday. These winds also have the potential to be damaging and make driving hazardous, especially about the High Country.

A warning for heavy rain is in force for Fiordland, Westland, the headwaters of the Canterbury lakes and rivers, Buller, the ranges of Nelson, also the Richmond and Bryant ranges.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching short duration warning criteria (eg. 50mm in 6 hours), in the followings areas ...

THE HEADWATERS OF THE OTAGO LAKES AND RIVERS: Early Saturday morning until late Saturday afternoon.

MOUNT TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK, INCLUDING THE WHANGANUI HILL COUNTRY AND TAUMARUNUI, AND ALSO THE TARARUA RANGES: Saturday evening until around dawn Sunday.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts as parts of this Watch are likely to be upgraded to a Warning, and further areas may be added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Saturday 23 July 2016

 


Valid to 11:28am Saturday 23 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI,TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI,WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, SOUTHERN LAKES ISSUED BY METSERVICE 22-Jul-2016

HEAVY RAIN IN THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND, AND NORTHWEST GALES ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY ON SATURDAY.

An active front is forecast to move eastwards across the South Island during Saturday and across the North Island early Sunday, preceded by a very strong and moist north to northwest flow and followed by disturbed westerlies.

This is likely to be a significant event, with potentially damaging winds across much of the country, but especially the lower North Island.

The Watch for severe gale northwesterlies has been upgraded to a Warning for Fiordland, Southland west of Mossburn, Wairarapa, Wellington, the Marlborough Sounds, Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui Manawatu and Horowhenua Kapiti Coast.

This Watch is for the possibility of severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places for the following areas ...

AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, ROTORUA, BAY OF PLENTY, GISBORNE AND HAWKES BAY: From Saturday evening until around dawn Sunday. These winds have the potential to cause localised damage and make driving hazardous.

MARLBOROUGH EXCLUDING THE SOUNDS, CANTERBURY AND INLAND PARTS OF OTAGO: During Saturday. These winds also have the potential to be damaging and make driving hazardous, especially about the High Country.

The Watch for heavy rain has been upgraded to a Warning for Fiordland, Westland, the headwaters of the Canterbury lakes and rivers, Buller, the ranges of Nelson, also the Richmond and Bryant ranges.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching short duration warning criteria (eg. 50mm in 6 hours), in the followings areas ...

THE HEADWATERS OF THE OTAGO LAKES AND RIVERS: Early Saturday morning until late Saturday afternoon.

MOUNT TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK, INCLUDING THE WHANGANUI HILL COUNTRY AND TAUMARUNUI, AND ALSO THE TARARUA RANGES: Saturday evening until around dawn Sunday.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts as parts of this Watch are likely to be upgraded to a Warning, and further areas may be added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9:30pm Friday July 22nd


Valid to 10:49am Friday 22 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE,GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI,MANAWATU,KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, BULLER,WESTLAND,FIORDLAND, CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY PLAINS, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY,CENTRAL OTAGO, SOUTHERN LAKES, SOUTHLAND, STEWART ISLAND

ISSUED BY METSERVICE 21-Jul-2016

HEAVY RAIN IN THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND NORTHWESTERLY GALES ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY ON SATURDAY.

An active front is forecast to move eastwards across the South Island during Saturday and the North Island early Sunday, preceded by a very strong and moist northerly flow and followed by disturbed westerlies. This is likely to be a significant event, with potentially damaging winds across much of the country, but especially the lower North Island.

This Watch is for the possibility of severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places for the following areas ...

AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA AND TAUPO: From Saturday evening into the early hours of Sunday morning.

GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA, ALSO TARANAKI, WHANGANUI, TAIHAPE, MANAWATU HOROWHENUA KAPITI COAST AND WELLINGTON: From Saturday evening until around dawn Sunday. The winds here have the potential to be damaging and make driving hazardous. These areas will likely be upgraded to a Warning on Friday.

MARLBOROUGH, CANTERBURY AND INLAND PARTS OF OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND: During Saturday, easing in Southland by around midday Saturday and elsewhere in the afternoon or evening. These winds also have the potential to be damaging and make driving hazardous especially about Marlborough and inland Canterbury. The Watch for parts of these areas will likely be upgraded to a Warning on Friday.

In addition, this Watch is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning amounts (eg. 100mm falling in 24 hours), in the followings areas ...

BRYANT AND RICHMOND RANGES, ALSO THE RANGES OF BULLER: Saturday afternoon and evening.

WESTLAND, ALSO THE HEADWATERS OF THE CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS: During Saturday. Rainfall amounts are likely to exceed warning criteria particularly about the ranges of Westland and the Canterbury High Country, with 150mm or more possibly accumulating in 24 hours. The watch for these areas will likely be upgraded to a warning on Friday.

FIORDLAND, ALSO THE HEADWATERS OF THE OTAGO LAKES AND RIVERS: Early Saturday morning until late Saturday afternoon.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts as parts of this Watch are likely to be upgraded to a Warning, and further areas may be added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 11am Friday July 22nd

 


Valid to 8:18pm Wednesday 20 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, NELSON,DUNEDIN,CLUTHA, SOUTHLAND, STEWART ISLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 19-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND EASING WEDNESDAY MORNING. SOUTHWEST GALES LATE WEDNESDAY OVER PARTS OF NELSON, OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND.

A front is moving rapidly east over the North Island tonight (Tuesday), bringing a period of rain and strong to gale westerlies about northern and central areas. Another front crosses the country on Wednesday, followed by a strong southwest flow with gales likely in parts of Nelson, Otago and Southland during the day.

This Watch is for the possibility that westerly gales may become severe about exposed parts of AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WAIKATO and WAITOMO until late morning Wednesday.

This watch is also for the possibility that southwest gales may become severe about DUNEDIN, CLUTHA, COASTAL SOUTHLAND and STEWART ISLAND from late afternoon Wednesday, then about NELSON, particularly GOLDEN BAY from Wednesday night. The southwesterlies are forecast to ease Thursday morning.

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.

Note, strong westerlies about TARANAKI, WHANGANUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, MANAWATU, HOROWHENUA, KAPITI COAST, TARARUA DISTRICT and HAWKES BAY are no longer expected to become severe and the Watch has been lifted. In addition, heavy rain is easing about the TARARUA and RUAHINE RANGES and the Watch has been lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Wednesday 20 July


Valid to 9:45am Wednesday 20 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUPO, TAIHAPE,HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITIHOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, NELSON, DUNEDIN, CLUTHA, SOUTHLAND, STEWARTISLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 19-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES OVER MUCH OF THE NORTH ISLAND TODAY, AND A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN ABOUT THE TARARUA AND RUAHINE RANGES. SOUTHWEST GALES LATE WEDNESDAY OVER PARTS OF NELSON, OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND.

A front is expected to move rapidly east over the country today, bringing a period of rain to western areas and strong to gale westerlies across much of the North Island. Another front crosses the country on Wednesday followed by a strong southwest flow with gales likely in parts of Nelson, Otago and Southland late in the day.

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

TARANAKI, WHANGANUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, MANAWATU, HOROWHENUA, KAPITI COAST, TARARUA DISTRICT and HAWKES BAY: From this afternoon until tonight.

AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WAIKATO and WAITOMO: From late this afternoon into 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 until tonight.

This watch is also extended to cover the possibility that southwest gales may become severe late Wednesday in exposed parts of NELSON, particularly GOLDEN BAY and about DUNEDIN, CLUTHA, COASTAL SOUTHLAND and STEWART ISLAND.

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 Tuesday 19 July


Valid to 8:13pm Tuesday 19 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUPO, TAIHAPE,HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITIHOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON ISSUED BY METSERVICE 18-Jul-2016

WESTERLY GALES OVER MUCH OF THE NORTH ISLAND TUESDAY, AND A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN ABOUT THE TARARUA AND RUAHINE RANGES.

A front is expected to move rapidly east over the country on Tuesday, bringing a period of rain to western areas and strong to gale westerlies across much of the North Island.

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

TARANAKI, WHANGANUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, MANAWATU, HOROWHENUA KAPITI COAST, 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 10am Tuesday July 19th

 

 


Valid to 8:53pm Friday 8 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, HAWKESBAY, TARARUA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA,WELLINGTON, NELSON, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 07-Jul-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY,HAWKES BAY AND TARARUA DISTRICT. SOUTHEAST GALES FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND.

A large low pressure system over the Tasman Sea moves slowly across northern New Zealand during the next few days, spreading a band of rain and southeast gales over the North Island and upper South Island. Rain is likely to be briefly heavy about the Coromandel Peninsula overnight and early Friday, with more persistent falls for Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District during Friday and Saturday morning.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rain accumulations could approach warning amounts in the following areas:

COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF TE PUKE: Until early Friday morning, especially about the ranges where localised intensities could briefly reach 15 to 25mm per hour.

HAWKES BAY coastal hills and ranges south of Napier: From Friday morning through to Saturday morning. Note, the rest of the Hawkes Bay ranges are covered in the SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

TARARUA DISTRICT: From around dawn on Friday until early Friday evening.

The rainfall WATCH for NORTHLAND is now lifted. There may still be some localised heavy falls of rain in Northland until early Friday morning but accumulations are not expected to approach warning criteria over a wide area.

This WATCH is for the possibility that southeast gales may become severe with damaging gusts in the following areas:

EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY, TARANAKI, WHANGANUI, MANAWATU, HOROWHENUA KAPITI COAST, WELLINGTON, NELSON and SOUTHERN WESTLAND: From Friday morning through until early Saturday morning.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Friday 8 July 2016


Valid to 9:03am Friday 8 Jul 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, BAY OF PLENTY, GISBORNE, HAWKESBAY, TAUPO, TAUMARUNUI, TAIHAPE, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITIHOROWHENUA, MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, BULLER, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 07-Jul-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHLAND, GISBORNE AND HAWKES BAY. SOUTHEAST GALES FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND.

A large low pressure system over the Tasman Sea moves slowly across northern New Zealand during the next few days, spreading a band of rain and southeast gales over the North Island and upper South Island. Rain is likely to be briefly heavy about the upper North Island today and early Friday, with more persistent falls for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay during Friday and Saturday morning.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rain accumulations could approach warning amounts in the following areas:

NORTHLAND: From this morning to this evening (Thursday), especially about the eastern hills, where localised intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour are possible for a time this afternoon.

GISBORNE and HAWKES BAY, especially about the hills and ranges: From Friday morning through to Saturday morning.

This WATCH is also for the possibility that southeast gales may become severe with damaging gusts in the following areas:

EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY, TAUPO, TAUMARUNUI, TAIHAPE, TARANAKI,WHANGANUI, MANAWATU, HOROWHENUA KAPITI COAST, MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS, NELSON, BULLER and WESTLAND: From Friday morning through until early Saturday morning.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Thursday


Valid to 9:51am Tuesday 28 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARANAKI, WANGANUI ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 0951hrs 27-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND AND NORTHWEST GALES FOR THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND TODAY.

A low pressure system moves east across the central North Island today and is forecast to bring a period of heavy rain and strong west to northwest winds to parts of the upper North Island, before moving away to the east by this evening.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching short duration warning criteria (eg. 50mm in 6 hours) in the following areas...

THE RANGES OF GISBORNE AND EASTERN RANGES BAY OF PLENTY: Periods of heavy rain, easing by this evening (Monday).

THE HILLS AND RANGES FROM TARANAKI TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO (INCLUDING THE WHANGANUI HEADWATERS): Periods of heavy rain, easing around midday today (Monday).

This Watch is also for the possibility of severe west to northwest gales in the following areas...

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUPO, TAUMARUNUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE: Until midday today (Monday).

BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, GISBORNE and HAWKES BAY: Until this evening (Monday).

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

Note, the Watch for heavy rain is now lifted in Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington, the Tararua Range, the ranges of Nelson, the ranges of Buller north of Karamea, and the northwestern ranges of Marlborough.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Monday June 27th


Valid to 9:48am Monday 27 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA,TARANAKI, WANGANUI, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, MARLBOROUGH,NELSON,BULLER ISSUED BY METSERVICE 26-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND AND UPPER SOUTH ISLAND TODAY. NORTHWEST GALES OVER MUCH OF THE NORTH ISLAND TOMORROW.

A deep low over the Tasman Sea is forecast to cross the upper South Island tonight, then move away to the southeast Monday morning, bringing periods of heavy rain to many parts of New Zealand.

Another deep low over the Tasman Sea is expected to move eastwards across the North Island on Monday, bringing a period of strong west to northwest winds, with severe gales possible for a time from Hawkes Bay and Taranaki northwards.

Note, the heavy rain Watch for the Tararua Range has been upgraded to a Warning, and a Warning remains in force about eastern parts of Otago.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

THE HILLS AND RANGES FROM TARANAKI TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO (INCLUDING THE WHANGANUI HEADWATERS), ALSO THE RANGES OF GISBORNE AND EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: Periods of heavy northwest rain today until Monday morning. Thunderstorms possible at times.

HOROWHENUA KAPITI COAST and WELLINGTON: Periods of heavy northwest rain from this afternoon until midday Monday. Thunderstorms possible at times.

THE RANGES OF NELSON AND BULLER NORTH OF KARAMEA, ALSO THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN RANGES OF MARLBOROUGH: Periods of heavy northerly rain during today until the early hours of Monday morning.

This Watch is also for the possibility of severe west to northwest gales in the following areas...

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUPO, TAUMARUNUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE and HAWKES BAY: During Monday morning and afternoon.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 9:30pm Sunday June 26th


ISSUED BY MetService 25-Jun-2016

Heavy rain for the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty, also for Dunedin and North Otago

A complex low pressure system over the Tasman Sea moves over the country on Sunday. An associated moist northerly flow should bring a period of rain to much of New Zealand. The heaviest rain is expected about the Bay of Plenty ranges east of Opotiki, where 60 to 80mm could accumulate in an 8 hour period from 9pm this evening (Saturday).

Additionally in the east of the South Island a front is expected to become slow-moving about eastern Otago from Sunday morning to the early hours of Monday. Steady rain is expected for North Otago and Dunedin from about mid-Sunday morning to midnight Sunday, where 40 to 60mm of rain is likely.

People in these area should be aware that this amount of rain could cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with slips and surface flooding possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty ranges east of Opotiki

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to early Sunday morning. In the 8 hours from 9pm Saturday until 5am Sunday, expect 60 to 80mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

Note, further periods of heavy rain are likely Sunday afternoon and overnight Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

About eastern areas of North Otago and Dunedin

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become steady from about mid-Sunday morning, and could be heavy at times. In the 12 to 14 hours from 10am Sunday, 40 to 60mm of rain could accumulate, peak intensities 10 to 15 mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 1900 metres.

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


Valid to 7:58pm Saturday 25 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, TARANAKI, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI,TAIHAPE, WANGANUI, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, WAIRARAPA, NELSON,BULLER, MARLBOROUGH ISSUED BY METSERVICE 24-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND AND UPPER SOUTH ISLAND FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH TO MONDAY MORNING

A deep low over the Tasman Sea should move slowly eastwards across the upper South Island Sunday and early Monday. This low is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to many parts of central New Zealand from Saturday evening to Monday morning.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching warning criteria for the following areas...

THE HILLS AND RANGES FROM TARANAKI TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO(INCLUDING THE WHANGANUI HEADWATERS), ALSO THE EASTERN RANGES OF BAY OF PLENTY: Periods of heavy northwest rain from Saturday evening through to Monday morning.

THE WESTERN RANGES OF NELSON AND BULLER NORTH OF KARAMEA, ALSO THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN RANGES OF MARLBOROUGH: Periods of heavy northerly rain from Saturday night to Sunday night.

TARARUA RANGE: Heavy northwest rain during late Sunday and Monday morning.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 10AM SATURDAY


Valid to 9:15am Saturday 25 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, TARANAKI, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI,TAIHAPE, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, WAIRARAPA, NELSON, BULLER,MARLBOROUGH ISSUED BY METSERVICE 24-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH TO OVERNIGHT SUNDAY

A low is expected to form over the Tasman Sea today then quickly deepen and move towards the country tomorrow (Saturday). The low should move slowly east over New Zealand during Sunday then away to the east late on Monday.

This low is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to many parts of central New Zealand from Saturday evening to overnight Sunday.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching warning criteria for the following areas ...

MT TARANAKI: From Saturday evening through to Sunday night.

EASTERN RANGES OF BAY OF PLENTY: From Saturday evening through to overnight Sunday where a total of 100 to 150mm of rain is likely.

WESTERN RANGES OF NELSON AND BULLER NORTH OF KARAMEA: Periods of heavy northerly rain from Saturday evening through to Sunday night.

FROM EASTERN HILLS OF TARANAKI ACROSS TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO: During Sunday.

RICHMOND RANGE AND RAI VALLEY: Periods of heavy north to northwesterly rain During Sunday.

TARARUA RANGE: During late Sunday and early Monday morning.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Friday 24 June 2016

 

 


Valid to 8:46pm Thursday 23 Jun 2016 

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WAITOMO, TARANAKI, TAUMARUNUI,TAIHAPE, WANGANUI, HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH,WESTLAND, FIORDLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 22-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND AND THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND. SEVERE WEST OR NORTHWEST GALES POSSIBLE FOR WAIRARAPA AND HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF NAPIER ON THURSDAY.

A front is moving slowly eastwards over the North Island bringing rain to many parts of the island, before moving away to the east Thursday afternoon. A Warning for heavy rain remains in force for the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty through to Thursday morning. There is some uncertainty whether this front also brings heavy rain to Northland,Great Barrier Island and Coromandel Peninsula, however a Watch will be maintained for these places.

A second front is forecast to move eastwards across the country on Thursday, bringing another burst of heavy rain to northern and western parts of both islands. West to northwest winds may also rise to severe gale in exposed parts of Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay south of Napier later Thursday.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

EASTERN NORTHLAND FROM WHANGAREI NORTHWARDS, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Outbreaks of heavy rain are possible through to early Thursday morning.

BAY OF PLENTY FROM WHAKATANE WESTWARDS: Periods of heavy rain through to Thursday morning.

WAITOMO, TARANAKI, TAUMARUNUI, TAIHAPE INCLUDING TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTHERN WHANGANUI: A period of heavy rain Thursday morning and early afternoon, with possible thunderstorms.

THE RANGES OF NORTHWEST NELSON, THE RICHMOND RANGE AND MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS, FIORDLAND AND THE RANGES OF WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA: Bursts of heavy northerly rain through to Thursday morning.

This Watch is also for the possibility that west to northwest winds reach severe gale in exposed places in the following areas...

HAWKES BAY SOUTH OF NAPIER: From late Thursday afternoon through to Friday morning.

WAIRARAPA: During Thursday afternoon and evening.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Thursday June 23rd

 

 


Valid to 9:03am Thursday 23 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, WAITOMO, TARANAKI, TAUMARUNUI,TAIHAPE, WANGANUI, WESTLAND, FIORDLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 22-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE UPPER AND CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND, ALSO FIORDLAND AND THE WESTLAND RANGES.

A front lies slow moving for a time across the upper North Island today and tomorrow morning, and a heavy rain warning is in force for eastern Bay of Plenty. There is some uncertainty whether this front brings heavy rain to Northland, Great Barrier Island and Coromandel Peninsula from this afternoon to early Thursday morning, however a Watch will be maintained for these places.

Heavy rain over the central North Island has eased this morning. A second burst of heavy rain is forecast during Thursday morning and early afternoon in the hill country from Waitomo and Taranaki across to Taihape, including the headwaters of the Whanganui River. Heavy northerly rain is also forecast for Fiordland and the Westland ranges tonight and Thursday morning.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

EASTERN NORTHLAND FROM WHANGAREI NORTHWARDS, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Outbreaks of heavy rain are possible from this afternoon through to early Thursday morning.

BAY OF PLENTY FROM WHAKATANE WESTWARDS: Periods of heavy rain from midday today to Thursday morning.

WAITOMO, TARANAKI, TAUMARUNUI, TAIHAPE INCLUDING TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTHERN WHANGANUI: A period of heavy rain Thursday morning and early afternoon.

FIORDLAND AND THE RANGES OF WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA A period of heavy northerly rain tonight and Thursday morning.

Note, heavy rain in the the ranges of Nelson and northern Marlborough, also the Westland ranges north of Otira, has eased and the Watch for these places is now lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9PM WEDNESDAY


Valid to 8:43pm Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TARANAKI, TAUMARUNUI,TAIHAPE, MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, WESTLAND, FIORDLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE  21-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, AND ALSO FOR PARTS OF THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND

A strong, moist northerly flow covers New Zealand ahead of an approaching front over the Tasman Sea. This front is forecast to move onto the South Island tonight and onto the North Island on Wednesday, bringing rain to many parts of the country. The heaviest falls are expected about Westland south of Otira, the ranges of northwest Nelson and Buller and also Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane and a Warning is in force for these areas.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

EASTERN NORTHLAND FROM WHANGAREI NORTHWARDS: A brief period of heavy rain is expected Wednesday morning, with further heavy falls possible through to early Thursday morning.

GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA AND BAY OF PLENTY FROM WHAKATANE WESTWARDS: Heavy rain is possible from late Wednesday morning to Thursday morning.

MT TARANAKI AND TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK: A period of heavy rain is expected Wednesday morning and afternoon.

THE RICHMOND RANGE AND MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS, ALSO THE REMAINING RANGES OF NELSON AND WESTLAND NORTH OF OTIRA: Heavy rain is expected tonight through to Wednesday morning, with the heaviest falls likely in the early hours of Wednesday in possible thunderstorms.

FIORDLAND AND THE RANGES OF WESTLAND FROM OTIRA SOUTHWARDS: A second period of heavy rain is likely from later on Wednesday through to Thursday morning, as another front crosses the area.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

 


Valid to 9:46am Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAIHAPE, TARANAKI, MARLBOROUGH,NELSON, WESTLAND, FIORDLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 21-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN IN THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, AND ALSO FOR PARTS OF THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND

A warm moist northerly flow over New Zealand strengthens today as a front over the Tasman Sea approaches the country. The front is expected to move onto the South Island tonight and onto the North Island Wednesday, bringing rain to many parts of the country.

The Watch for heavy rain in the ranges of Buller, northwest Nelson and Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane has now been upgraded to a Warning. A Warning is also in force for heavy rain for the ranges of Westland south of Otira, from this evening through to Wednesday morning.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations approaching warning criteria in the following areas...

THE RICHMOND RANGE AND MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS, ALSO THE REMAINING RANGES OF NELSON AND WESTLAND NORTH OF OTIRA: Heavy rain is expected tonight through to Wednesday morning, and the heaviest rain is likely in the early hours of Wednesday morning in possible thunderstorms.

FIORDLAND AND THE RANGES OF WESTLAND FROM OTIRA SOUTHWARDS: Further heavy rain is possible from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning.

MT TARANAKI AND TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK During Wednesday morning and afternoon.

GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, AND BAY OF PLENTY FROM WHAKATANE WESTWARDS: From midday Wednesday to Thursday morning.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Tuesday June 21st


Valid to 8:51pm Tuesday 21 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, BULLER, WESTLAND,FIORDLAND, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 20-Jun-2016

HEAVY RAIN IN THE WEST AND NORTH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND ALSO BAY OF PLENTY ON WEDNESDAY

A warm moist northerly flow over New Zealand strengthens on Tuesday as a front over the Tasman Sea approaches the country. The front is expected to move onto the South Island overnight Tuesday, then across the country during Wednesday. This front should bring periods of heavy rain to the west and north of the country on Wednesday,followed by an unsettled northwest flow.

A Warning is in force for heavy rain for the ranges of Westland south of Otira from Tuesday evening through to Wednesday morning.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

THE RICHMOND RANGE AND MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS, ALSO THE RANGES OF NELSON, BULLER AND WESTLAND FROM FROM OTIRA NORTHWARDS: Overnight Tuesday and during Wednesday, with thunderstorms possible. The heaviest rain is likely in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

FIORDLAND: During Wednesday.

BAY OF PLENTY: From about midday Wednesday to overnight (Wednesday).

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Tuesday 21 June

 


Valid to 8:29pm Friday 10 Jun 2016 

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, TAIHAPE, TARARUA, TARANAKI,WANGANUI, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH, SOUTHLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE  09-Jun-2016

SEVERE GALE NORTHERLIES POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND OVERNIGHT. SEVERE GALE WESTERLIES POSSIBLE IN SOUTHLAND FRIDAY EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER THE CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND.

A front bringing heavy rain to the west of the South Island should move onto the North Island overnight and away to the east on Friday. Meanwhile, another front over the Tasman Sea moves onto the South Island Friday morning, and onto the North Island Friday evening, bringing another burst of heavy rain, and severe northwest gales in exposed places. An associated low passes eastwards to the south of the South Island Friday evening, and westerly winds may become severe for a time in Southland and Stewart Island.

A Warning is in force for severe gale northwesterlies on Friday for Wellington and Wairarapa south of Masterton.

This Watch is for the possibility of SEVERE GALES in...

TARANAKI, WANGANUI, TAIHAPE: North to northwest winds may be severe in exposed places overnight and Friday morning.

SOUTHLAND and STEWART ISLAND: Westerly winds may become severe in exposed places Friday evening.

Note, the watch for severe gales over Northland is lifted.

A Warning for heavy rain remains in force for the ranges of Buller, Westland and Fiordland and the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers.

This Watch is also for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning amounts, for example 70mm in 12 hours, in the following areas...

FROM THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY, ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND MOUNT TARANAKI, ALSO THE TARARUA RANGE: Heavy rain may approach warning criteria during Friday.

FOR THE RANGES OF NELSON AND THE RICHMOND RANGES: Northerly rain may approach short term warning criteria overnight Thursday to early Friday morning.

People are advised to stay up to date with forecasts in case this Watch is upgraded to a Warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Friday 10 June

 

 


Valid to 10:20am Friday 10 Jun 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAIHAPE,TARARUA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH, SOUTHLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE  09-Jun-2016

SEVERE GALE NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLIES OVER PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND TODAY. SEVERE GALE WESTERLIES POSSIBLE IN SOUTHLAND TOMORROW. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER THE CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND.

A front currently delivering heavy rain to the west of the South Island should move onto the North Island overnight tonight and away to the east tomorrow. Meanwhile, another front over the Tasman Sea moves onto the South Island Friday morning, and onto the North Island Friday evening, bringing another burst of heavy rain, and severe northwest gales in exposed places. An associated low passes eastwards to the south of the South Island Friday evening, and westerly winds may become severe for a time in Southland and Stewart Island.

A Warning is in force for severe gale northwesterlies on Friday for Wellington and Wairarapa south of Masterton.

This Watch is for the possibility of SEVERE GALES in...

NORTHLAND: Northeast gales may be severe in exposed places until this afternoon ( Thursday).

TARANAKI, WANGANUI, TAIHAPE: North to northwest winds may become severe in exposed places from this afternoon (Thursday) until around midday Friday.

SOUTHLAND and STEWART ISLAND: Westerly winds may become severe in exposed places Friday evening.

A Warning for heavy rain remains in force for the ranges of Westland and Fiordland.

The Watch for heavy rain in the ranges of Buller has been upgraded to a Warning.

This Watch is also for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning amounts, for example 70mm in 12 hours, in the following areas...

FROM THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY, ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND MOUNT TARANAKI, ALSO THE TARARUA RANGE: Heavy rain may approach warning criteria during Friday.

FOR THE RANGES OF NELSON AND THE RICHMOND RANGES: Rain may approach short term warning criteria today.

People are advised to stay up to date with forecasts in case this Watch is upgraded to a Warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Thursday June 9th

 


Valid to 8:26pm Sunday 29 May 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, TAUMARUNUI,TAUPO, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON ISSUED BY METSERVICE 28-May-2016

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND. NORTH TO NORTHWEST GALES FOR MOST OF THE NORTH ISLAND EASING SUNDAY MORNING.

A complex low pressure system over the South Island is expected to move away to the southeast during Sunday. A trough is expected to cross the North Island overnight and early Sunday morning, with another burst of heavy rain and north to northwest gales.

The Warnings for heavy rain and severe gales have all been lifted.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

THE TARARUA RANGE: Periods of rain are likely until about dawn Sunday and could be heavy at times.

MT TARANAKI AND THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HIGH COUNTRY, FROM THE EASTERN HILLS OF TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO, INCLUDING THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: Another burst of heavy rain and thunderstorms is expected overnight, easing Sunday morning.

THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: Another burst of heavy rain and thunderstorms is likely overnight and again on Sunday afternoon or evening.

The Watch for heavy rain over EASTERN OTAGO, north of the Taieri River is now lifted. Light rain is expected to persist overnight and through much of Sunday but heavy falls are no longer expected.

In addition, a trough is expected to cross the North Island Saturday night and Sunday morning, and north to northwest gales could become SEVERE in the following areas...

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE and HAWKES BAY: Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

People are advised to keep up to date with all the latest forecasts, in case any of these areas need to be upgraded to a full warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Sunday 29 May

 


Valid to 4:40pm Sunday 29 May 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, TAUMARUNUI,TAUPO, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, NORTH OTAGO, DUNEDIN ISSUED BY METSERVICE 28-May-2016

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND. NORTH TO NORTHWEST GALES FOR MOST OF THE NORTH ISLAND EASING SUNDAY MORNING.

A complex low pressure system is crossing the country today (Saturday), then should move away to the southeast. An associated front has crossed the North Island and moved away to the east of New Zealand. A trough is expected to cross the North Island overnight and early Sunday morning,with another burst of heavy rain and north to northwest gales.

The Warnings for heavy rain and severe gales have all been lifted.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

THE TARARUA RANGE: Periods of rain are likely until about dawn Sunday and could be heavy at times.

MT TARANAKI AND THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HIGH COUNTRY, FROM THE EASTERN HILLS OF TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO, INCLUDING THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: Another burst of heavy rain and thunderstorms is expected overnight, easing Sunday morning.

THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: Another burst of heavy rain and thunderstorms is likely overnight and again on Sunday afternoon or evening.

EASTERN OTAGO, north of the Taieri River: Persistent rain, possibly briefly heavy, expected to ease Saturday evening.

In addition, a trough is expected to cross the North Island Saturday night and Sunday morning, and north to northwest gales could become SEVERE in the following areas...

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE and HAWKES BAY: Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

People are advised to keep up to date with all the latest forecasts, in case any of these areas need to be upgraded to a full warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Saturday 28 May


Valid to 9:41am Sunday 29 May 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA,TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON,MARLBOROUGH, WESTLAND, NORTH OTAGO, DUNEDIN ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT  28-May-2016

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND. NORTH TO NORTHWEST GALES FOR MOST OF THE NORTH ISLAND EASING SUNDAY MORNING.

A complex low pressure system is crossing the country today (Saturday), then should move away to the southeast. An associated front is moving across the North Island this morning, preceded by northerly gales and bringing localised downpours to central New Zealand. A trough is expected to cross the North Island overnight and early Sunday morning, with another burst of heavy rain and north to northwest gales.

This Watch is for the possiblility of SEVERE gales in the following areas...

The remainder of MANAWATU, also COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY and GISBORNE: A risk of severe northerly gales, easing from the west this morning and early afternoon.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Saturday May 28th


Valid to 8:20pm Saturday 28 May 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA,TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON,MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, BULLER, WESTLAND, CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURYPLAINS, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY, NORTH OTAGO, DUNEDIN ISSUED BY

METSERVICE  27-May-2016

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND, CANTERBURY AND EASTERN OTAGO ON SATURDAY. NORTHERLY GALES FOR THE NORTH ISLAND AND UPPER SOUTH ISLAND FRIDAY NIGHT TO SUNDAY MORNING.

A large low pressure system is expected to move southeast across central New Zealand from the Tasman Sea in the early hours of Saturday morning, then move away to the southeast of the country by midday. An associated front moves east across the North Island during Saturday, preceded by strong moist northerlies and followed by another trough overnight Saturday and Sunday morning. A burst of heavy rain is expected with the front Saturday morning.

A warning for HEAVY RAIN is in force for Mount Taranaki, Buller, the ranges of western Nelson, the Richmond and Bryant ranges and also the Rai Valley of Marlborough.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

WELLINGTON, HOROWHENUA, KAPITI, THE TARARUA RANGE and MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS: A burst of heavy rain is expected Saturday morning, and accumulations may approach short-duration warning criteria (50mm in 6 hours). There is the potential for hourly rainfall rates in excess of 25mm per hour, with possible squally thunderstorms, which could lead to localised surface flooding.

WESTLAND NORTH OF WHATAROA: Heavy rain expected from early Saturday morning through to early afternoon, especially about the ranges.

THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HIGH COUNTRY, FROM THE EASTERN HILLS OF TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO, INCLUDING THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: A burst of heavy rain is expected Saturday morning, followed by showers through the afternoon. Another burst of heavy rain is forecast from Saturday evening through to Sunday morning.

THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: Rain is expected to become heavy around dawn on Saturday and should ease during Saturday afternoon.

CANTERBURY: Rain could become heavy for a time Saturday morning and early afternoon, especially about the foothills. Note, snow is forecast to lower to about 600 metres for a time.

EASTERN OTAGO, north of the Taieri River: A period of rain is expected during Saturday, and could briefly be heavy.

A Warning is in force for severe northerly gales during Saturday morning for Northland, Auckland, Taranaki, Wanganui, Taihape and northern Manawatu.

This Watch is for the possiblility of SEVERE gales in the following areas...

The remainder of MANAWATU, also COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY and GISBORNE: A risk of severe northerly gales Saturday morning.

NELSON and THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS: A risk of severe northerly gales from early Saturday morning through to around midday Saturday.

WELLINGTON and SOUTHERN WAIRARAPA: North to northwest gales on Saturday.

BULLER: Easterly gales could become severe Friday night, easing Saturday morning.

WESTLAND: Easterly gales could become severe Saturday morning, easing Saturday afternoon.

In addition, another trough is expected to cross the North Island Saturday night and Sunday morning, and north to northwest gales could become SEVERE in the following areas...

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TARANAKI, GISBORNE and HAWKES BAY: Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

People are advised to keep up to date with all the latest forecasts, including thunderstorm forecasts, as this is a developing situation, with severe weather possible in many parts of the country.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Saturday May 28th

 


Valid to 10:37am Saturday 28 May 2016

 

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU,KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, BULLER, WESTLAND,CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY PLAINS, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY, NORTH OTAGO,DUNEDIN ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 1037hrs 27-May-2016

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND, CANTERBURY AND EASTERN OTAGO ON SATURDAY. NORTHERLY GALES FOR THE NORTH ISLAND AND UPPER SOUTH ISLAND FRIDAY NIGHT TO SUNDAY MORNING.

A large low pressure system is expected to approach central New Zealand from the Tasman Sea later today (Friday), then should move southeast across the country on Saturday. An associated front moves east across the North Island during Saturday, preceded by strong moist northerlies and followed by another trough overnight Saturday and Sunday morning. A burst of heavy rain, with squally thunderstorms, is expected with the front Saturday morning.

A warning for HEAVY RAIN is in force for Mount Taranaki, Buller, the ranges of western Nelson, the Richmond and Bryant ranges and also the Rai Valley.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

WELLINGTON, HOROWHENUA, KAPITI, THE TARARUA RANGE and MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS: A burst of heavy rain is expected Saturday morning, and accumulations may approach short-duration warning criteria (50mm in 6 hours). There is the potential for hourly rainfall rates in excess of 25mm per hour, and squally thunderstorms are possible, which could lead to localised surface flooding.

WESTLAND NORTH OF WHATAROA: Heavy rain expected from early Saturday morning through to early afternoon, especially about the ranges.

THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HIGH COUNTRY, FROM THE EASTERN HILLS OF TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO, INCLUDING THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: A burst of heavy rain is expected Saturday morning, followed by showers through the afternoon. Another burst of heavy rain is forecast from Saturday evening through to Sunday morning.

THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: Rain is expected to become heavy around dawn on Saturday and should ease during Saturday afternoon.

CANTERBURY: Rain could become heavy for a time Saturday morning and early afternoon, especially about the high country. Note, snow is forecast to lower to about 600 metres for a time, especially in the south.

EASTERN OTAGO, north of the Taieri River: A period of rain is expected during Saturday, and could briefly be heavy.

Northerly gales are expected ahead of the front Saturday morning, and a Warning is in force for severe northerly gales for Northland and Auckland.

This Watch is for the possiblility of SEVERE gales in the following areas...

COROMANDEL PENINSULA and BAY OF PLENTY: A risk of severe northerly gales Saturday morning.

Southern TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, TAIHAPE, NELSON and THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS: A risk of severe northerly gales from early Saturday morning through to around midday Saturday.

WELLINGTON and SOUTHERN WAIRARAPA: North to northwest gales on Saturday.

BULLER: Easterly gales could become severe Friday night, easing Saturday morning.

WESTLAND: Easterly gales could become severe Saturday morning, easing Saturday afternoon.

In addition, another trough is expected to cross the North Island Saturday night and Sunday morning, and north to northwest gales could become SEVERE in the following areas...

NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TARANAKI: Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

People are advised to keep up to date with all the latest forecasts, including thunderstorm forecasts, as this is a developing situation, with severe weather possible in many parts of the country.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10pm Friday May 27th

 

 


Valid to 8:30pm Friday 27 May 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI,TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, BAY OF PLENTY, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, KAPITIHOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, WAIRARAPA, MARLBOROUGH, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 2030hrs 26-May-2016

A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG NORTHERLIES FOR MANY PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND AND THE TOP OF THE SOUTH ISLAND ON SATURDAY.

A large low pressure system approaches central New Zealand from the Tasman Sea Friday evening, then moves southeast across the country on Saturday. An associated front moves east across the North Island during Saturday, preceded by strong moist northerlies and followed by another trough overnight Saturday and Sunday. The passage of the low and front is expected to bring rain and strong north to northwesterlies to many parts of the North Island and upper South Island.

A Heavy Rain WARNING is in force for Mount Taranaki, Buller and the ranges of western Nelson, the Richmond and Bryant ranges and also the Rai Valley.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

THE TARARUA RANGE: Heavy falls with possible thunderstorms from overnight Friday to Saturday.

THE RANGES OF WESTLAND NORTH OF GREYMOUTH: Periods of heavy rain expected from Friday evening through to Saturday morning.

THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HIGH COUNTRY, FROM EASTERN HILLS OF TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH TO WAITOMO, INCLUDING THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: Periods of heavy rain are expected to develop overnight Friday and continue into Saturday.

THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: From early Saturday morning to afternoon.

This Watch is also for the possiblility that north to northwest gales could become SEVERE in the following areas...

NORTHLAND and AUCKLAND: In the early hours of Saturday morning through to about midday Saturday.

Southern TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, TAIHAPE, WELLINGTON, SOUTHERN WAIRARAPA AND THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS: In the early hours of Saturday morning through to around midday Saturday.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a warning and further areas could be added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Friday 27th May 2016

 


Valid to 11:07am Friday 27 May 2016 

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, BAY OF PLENTY,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WANGANUI,MANAWATU, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 1107hrs 26-May-2016

RAIN PERSISTS ABOUT THE TARARUA RANGE TODAY. A PERIOD OF RAIN AND STRONG NORTHERLIES FOR MANY PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND ON SATURDAY.

An unstable westerly flow is bringing showers to the west of the country today, with persistent and heavier falls about the Tararua Range.

A low approaches central New Zealand from the Tasman Sea Friday night, then moves southeast across the top of South Island overnight Friday and away to the southeast Saturday morning. An associated front moves east across the North Island during Saturday, preceded by strong moist northerlies and followed by a relatively settled west to northwest flow. The passage of the low and front is expected to bring rain and strong northerlies to many parts of the North Island and upper South Island.

A WARNING for heavy rain is in effect for Mount Taranaki, the ranges of western Nelson and Buller, and the Richmond and Bryant ranges of Marlborough.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

THE TARARUA RANGE: Periods of rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, are expected today and Friday morning. Further heavy rain is expected to develop overnight Friday and to continue into Saturday.

The ranges of WESTLAND north of Greymouth: Periods of heavy rain expected from around 6pm Friday evening through to Saturday morning.

THE NORTH ISLAND CENTRAL HIGH COUNTRY, ACROSS TO THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY: Periods of heavy rain are expected to develop overnight Friday and continue into Saturday.

This Watch is also for the possiblility that north to northwest gales could become SEVERE in the following areas...

NORTHLAND and AUCKLAND: In the early hours of Saturday morning through to around midday Saturday.

Southern TARANAKI, WANGANUI, MANAWATU, TAIHAPE and WELLINGTON: In the early hours of Saturday morning through to around midday Saturday.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case a Warning becomes necessary.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Thursday May 26th


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

A complex trough is moving eastwards across New Zealand today, with bands of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms affecting central and northern New Zealand. The largest rainfall accumulations are likely to be about Buller, where a further 30 to 40mm could until around midday, Mt Taranaki and the Tararua Range, where a further 60 to 80mm could fall on top of what has already fallen until around 6pm, and the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty where 80 to 100mm of rain could fall until around 9pm this evening.

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

Periods of heavy rain are expected today. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm, expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour, with possible thunderstorms.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mt Taranaki

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected today. In the 9 hours from 9am to 6pm expected a further 60 to 80mm to accumlate, on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour, with possible thunderstorms.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Tararua Range

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease this afternoon. In the 9 hours between 9am and 6pm expect a further 60 to 80mm to accumulate, on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour, with possible thunderstorms.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease around midday today. In the 3 hours between 9am and midday today, expect a further 20 to 40mm to accumulate, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 20mm per hour, with possible thunderstorms. Note, further rain is likely tomorrow.

FREEZING LEVEL: 1700 metres.

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

 


ISSUED BY MetService  24-May-2016 

Periods of heavy rain for eastern Bay of Plenty, Mount Taranaki, the Tararua Range and Buller tonight and during Wednesday 

A complex trough is moving eastwards across New Zealand tonight and Wednesday, with several bands of heavy rain and possible squally thunderstorms expected to affect central and northern New Zealand during this time. The largest rainfall accumulations are likely to be about the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty, Mt Taranaki, the Tararua Range and Buller, where 100 to 140mm could fall.

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 

Periods of heavy rain are expected tonight and during Wednesday. In the 24 hours from 9pm Tuesday to 9pm Wednesday expect 100 to 120mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour this evening and again from late tomorrow afternoon, with possible thunderstorms.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mt Taranaki

FORECAST 

Periods of heavy rain are expected tonight and during Wednesday. In the 21 hours from 9pm Tuesday to 6pm Wednesday expect another 100 to 140mm to accumlate, on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour, especially in possible thunderstorms. 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Tararua Range

FORECAST 

Periods of heavy rain are expected tonight and during Wednesday. In the 21 hours between 9pm Tuesday and 6pm Wednesday expect 100 to 140mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour, especially in possible thunderstorms.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller

FORECAST 

Periods of heavy rain are expected tonight and Wednesday morning. In the 15 hours between 9pm Tuesday and midday Wednesday, expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 20mm per hour. 

FREEZING LEVEL: 1700 metres.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Wednesday 25-May-2016


Valid to 9:35am Sunday 22 May 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, BAY OF PLENTY, TARANAKI,CHRISTCHURCH, DUNEDIN, CLUTHA, SOUTHLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 0935hrs 21-May-2016

SIGNIFICANT RAIN FOR BANKS PENINSULA, CHRISTCHURCH, DUNEDIN, CLUTHA and SOUTHLAND. SEVERE SOUTHWEST GALES ABOUT NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN NEW ZEALAND.

A complex trough is moving slowly east over the country this weekend. Two deep lows embedded within this trough are expected to affect northern and southern parts of the country during this time. Strong southwesterlies are expected to spread over much of New Zealand behind this trough, with rain affecting the far south.

A warning for severe gales is in force for NORTHLAND and BANKS PENINSULA including the Port Hills.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations may reach warning amounts in the following areas...

THE EASTERN RANGES OF BAY OF PLENTY: Until mid-afternoon today (Saturday).

BANKS PENINSULA, including the PORT HILLS: Persistent rain, heavy at times, could approach warning amounts (ie greater than 100mm in 24 hours) especially about higher parts of the Peninsula, until this evening (Saturday). Note, a second period of rain is likely from Sunday evening until Monday evening, with significant amounts possible.

DUNEDIN, CLUTHA and SOUTHLAND: Persistent rain is expected from Sunday afternoon until Monday afternoon, with significant amounts possible during this time. (ie greater than 100mm in 24 hours about the ranges, and 50mm elsewhere)

Note, the Watch for heavy rain has been lifted for the Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Taranaki, Waitomo, Taumarunui and Taihape. However, people should be aware that a severe thunderstorm watch remains in force for parts of the North Island today (Saturday).

This WATCH is for the possibility of SEVERE gales in the following areas...

AUCKLAND: Southwest gales may become SEVERE from this evening (Saturday)through to the early hours of Sunday morning, especially about places north of the City. Note, large waves are also likely about the west coast during this time.

NORTH TARANAKI: Southerly gales are likely about north Taranaki for a time this afternoon (Saturday). The risk of severe gales has now lessened, however, a Watch will remain in force.

CLUTHA, DUNEDIN and EASTERN SOUTHLAND: Southwest gales are forecast from Sunday morning until Sunday evening, which may approach severe gale in exposed places.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 9.30pm Saturday 21 May

 


Valid to 8:50pm Saturday 21 May 2016 

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, BAY OF PLENTY, TAUMARUNUI, WAITOMO,TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, WAIRARAPA, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON,CHRISTCHURCH ISSUED BY METSERVICE  20-May-2016

HEAVY THUNDERY RAIN FOR WESTERN PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND THROUGH TO EARLY SATURDAY. TWO DEEP LOWS EXPECTED TO BRING SEVERE SOUTHWEST GALES TO NORTHERN NEW ZEALAND AND BANKS PENINSULA ON SATURDAY

An active front and associated band of heavy, thundery rain is currently spreading onto the west of the North Island tonight with further periods of rain and possible thunderstorms during Saturday. The heaviest falls are expected about the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki and a warning is in force for these areas.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations may reach short duration warning amounts, for example 70mm in 12 hours,in the following areas...

HOROWHENUA, KAPITI COAST and NORTHERN WELLINGTON: Through to about midnight Friday. Localised heavy falls of over 20mm per hour are possible for a time, especially with any thunderstorms.

TARANAKI, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI AND TAIHAPE especially about TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK: Through to the early hours of Saturday morning. Localised heavy falls of over 20mm per hour are possible for a time, especially with any thunderstorms. Note, further heavy thundery rain is possible in these areas from Saturday afternoon through to Saturday evening.

THE EASTERN RANGES OF BAY OF PLENTY: From Saturday morning until Saturday evening, localised heavy falls of 10 to 20mm per hour are possible for a time, especially with any thunderstorms.

A deep low is expected to develop east of the South Island Saturday morning, bringing severe southwest gales to Banks Peninsula and parts of the Port Hills and a warning is now in force for these areas.

This WATCH also covers the possibility of significant rainfalls of around 50mm falling in CHRISTCHURCH from tonight through to Saturday evening, and possibly 80mm falling about Banks Peninsula during this time.

Meanwhile, a second deep low is forecast to cross the upper North Island Saturday evening bringing a period of severe southwest gales to Northland and a warning is in force for this region.

This WATCH is for the possibility of SEVERE gales in the following areas...

AUCKLAND: Southwest gales may become SEVERE from Saturday evening through to the early hours of Sunday morning. If the aforementioned low tracks farther south, there is the potential for damaging southwest gales. Note, large waves are also likely about the west coast during this time.

NORTH TARANAKI: Southerly gales may become SEVERE about and north of Mount Taranaki for a time Saturday afternoon.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Saturday 21st May 2016

 


Valid to 10:35am Saturday 21 May 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, WAITOMO, BAY OF PLENTY, TAUMARUNUI,TAIHAPE, TARARUA, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON,CHRISTCHURCH ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 1035hrs 20-May-2016

HEAVY THUNDERY RAIN AFFECTS PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND TODAY AND SATURDAY. A DEEP LOW EXPECTED TO CROSS THE NORTH ISLAND SATURDAY MAY BRING SEVERE GALE SOUTH OR SOUTHWESTERLIES FOR NORTHLAND,AUCKLAND AND NORTHERN TARANAKI. ANOTHER DEEP LOW EXPECTED EAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND SATURDAY MAY BRING SEVERE SOUTHWEST GALES TO BANKS PENINSULA.

An active front and associated band of heavy, thundery rain over the the upper South Island is expected to move onto the North Island this afternoon, then moves away to the tonight. A deep low is expected to move across the North Island Saturday, bringing another burst of heavy thundery rain to parts of the North Island.

A Warning for heavy rain remains in force for the ranges of Westland north of Otira and Buller until early this afternoon.

The Watch for heavy rain for the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki has been upgraded to a WARNING.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations may reach short duration warning amounts, for example 70mm in 12 hours,in the following areas...

HOROWHENUA, KAPITI COAST and NORTHERN WELLINGTON: From this afternoon until tonight. Localised heavy falls of over 20mm per hour are possible for a time, especially with any thunderstorms.

TARANAKI, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI AND TAIHAPE especially about TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK: From late this afternoon until around midnight tonight, localised heavy falls of over 20mm per hour are possible for a time, especially with any thunderstorms.

Further heavy thundery rain is likely in these areas from Saturday afternoon through to midnight Saturday.

The eastern ranges of BAY OF PLENTY: From Saturday afternoon until around midnight Saturday, localised heavy falls of 10 to 20mm per hour possible for a time, especially with any thunderstorms.

A deep low moves onto the upper North Island Saturday evening, and moves away to the east Saturday night, with severe south to southwest gales possible for northern Taranaki, Auckland and Northland. Another deep low expected east of the South Island Saturday may bring severe gale southwesterlies to Banks Peninsula for a time.

The Watch for severe west to southwest gales over Northland has been upgraded to a WARNING.

This WATCH is for the possibility of SEVERE and potentially damaging gales in the following areas...

AUCKLAND: Southwest gales may become SEVERE from Saturday evening through to around midnight Saturday. If the aforementioned low tracks farther south, there is the potential for damaging southwest gales. Note, large waves are also likely about the west coast during this time.

Northern TARANAKI: Southerly gales may become SEVERE about and north of Mount Taranaki for a time Saturday afternoon.

CHRISTCHURCH: Southwest gales may become SEVERE about Banks Peninsula for a time Saturday.

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

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Friday May 20th

 

 


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, GISBORNE, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 17-Apr-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHERN NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTHERN WESTLAND

A complex trough preceded by moist northeasterlies, crosses northern New Zealand today and Monday morning, bringing rain with some heavy falls. In addition, a cold front moving northwards brings a burst of heavy northwesterly rain to southern Westland today.

This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could reach warning criteria, for instance 70mm in 12 hours, in the following areas...

AUCKLAND and GREAT BARRIER ISLAND: Through to this evening, especially in the east. Thunderstorms and localised downpours are also possible.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Through to midnight Sunday. Thunderstorms and localised downpours are also possible.

BAY OF PLENTY west of Whakatane, including ROTORUA: From late this afternoon until early Monday morning. Thunderstorms and localised downpours are also possible.

BAY OF PLENTY from Whakatane eastwards, including the ranges of GISBORNE: From late this evening until mid-morning Monday. Thunderstorms and localised downpours are also possible.

The ranges of WESTLAND south of Franz Josef: Through to this evening.

Note, the threat of widespread heavy rain in Northland has passed so the Watch for there is lifted.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case parts of this Watch need to be upgraded to a Warning, or further areas are added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9:30pm Sunday April 17th


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TARANAKI, NELSON,WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 01-Apr-2016

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE COUNTRY

A complex trough is forecast to cross the country during Saturday, bringing rain to the north and west of both islands in a moist north to northeast flow.

The heaviest rain is expected about northwest Nelson (west of Motueka) and Mount Taranaki, and a warning is in force for these areas. A heavy rain warning is now in force for the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could reach warning criteria in the following areas...

NELSON (not including northwest Nelson, where a Warning is in force): A period of heavy rain and thunderstorms is expected until early afternoon Saturday. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time, especially about the ranges (for example, over 80mm falling within 15 hours).

NORTH TARANAKI (not including the Mountain, where a Warning is in force): A period of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms expected from early morning through to late afternoon Saturday. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time (for example,more than 70mm falling within 12 hours).

WESTLAND: Periods of heavy rain are expected tonight (Friday) and early Saturday, and amounts could approach warning criteria, especially about the ranges.

NORTHLAND: Periods of heavy rain are expected until early Saturday morning, especially north of Kaikohe. Localised downpours with rainfall rates of 25mm to 35mm per hour are possible, and a Thunderstorm Watch is in force.

AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, AND THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Periods of heavy rain are expected tonight (Friday) and Saturday morning, and in some places accumulations could reach short duration warning criteria (for example, more than 50mm in 6 hours or less). Localised downpours with rainfall rates of 25mm to 35mm per hour are possible, and a Thunderstorm Watch is in force.

BAY OF PLENTY AND ROTORUA (not including areas east of Whakatane where a warning is now in force): Periods of heavy rain are expected from tonight (Friday) through to Saturday night. Localised downpours with rainfall rates of 25mm to 35mm per hour are possible Saturday morning and afternoon, and a Thunderstorm Watch is in force.

There is still considerable uncertainty regarding the location of the heaviest rain, and people are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts, including any thunderstorm Watches and Warnings. There is the possibility that parts of this Watch could be upgraded to a Warning, and further areas may be added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Saturday 2 April

 

 


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TARANAKI, NELSON,WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 01-Apr-2016 

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE COUNTRY. 

A complex trough is forecast to approach New Zealand today (Friday) and should cross much of the country tomorrow. This trough is expected to bring rain to the north and west of both islands, in a moist north to northeast flow. 

The heaviest rain is expected about northwest Nelson (west of Motueka) and Mount Taranaki, and a warning is in force for these areas. 

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could reach warning criteria in the following areas... 

NELSON (not including northwest Nelson, where a Warning is in force): A period of heavy rain and thunderstorms is expected from late Friday afternoon until around midday Saturday. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time, especially about the ranges (for example, over 80mm falling within 15 hours).

NORTH TARANAKI (not including the Mountain, where a Warning is in force): A period of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms expected from Friday evening through to late Saturday morning. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time (for example, more than 70mm falling within 12 hours).

WESTLAND: Periods of heavy rain are expected today and early Saturday, and amounts could approach warning criteria, especially about the ranges.

NORTHLAND: Periods of heavy rain are expected today, and in some places amounts could approach warning criteria, especially north of Kaikohe. Localised downpours with rainfall rates of 25mm to 35mm per hour are possible, and a Thunderstorm Watch is in force.

AUCKLAND AND GREAT BARRIER ISLAND: A burst of heavy rain is expected tonight and early Saturday morning, and in some places accumulations could reach short duration warning criteria (for example, more than 50mm in 6 hours or less). Localised downpours with rainfall rates of 25mm to 35mm per hour are possible, and a Thunderstorm Watch is in force.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA: A burst of heavy rain is expected tonight and Saturday morning, and in some places accumulations could reach short duration warning criteria (for example, more than 50mm in 6 hours or less). Localised downpours with rainfall rates of 25mm to 35mm per hour are possible, and a Thunderstorm Watch is in force.

BAY OF PLENTY AND ROTORUA: Periods of heavy rain expected from tonight through to Saturday night. Localised downpours with rainfall rates of 25mm to 35mm per hour are possible Saturday morning and early afternoon, and a Thunderstorm Watch is in force 

There is still considerable uncertainty regarding the location of the heaviest rain, and people are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts, including any thunderstorm watches and warnings. There is the possibility that parts of this Watch could be upgraded to a Warning, and further areas may be added. 

This Watch will be reviewed by 10pm Friday April 1st 


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

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR NELSON, NORTH TARANAKI AND BAY OF PLENTY

A complex trough of low pressure is forecast to approach New Zealand on Friday and should cross much of the country on Saturday. This trough is expected to bring rain to the north and west of both Islands in a moist northerly flow.

The heaviest rain is expected about northwest Nelson and a warning is now in force for this area.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could reach warning criteria in the following areas...

NELSON, NOT INCLUDING NORTHWEST NELSON WHICH IS UNDER WARNING: A period of heavy rain is expected from mid-afternoon Friday until Saturday morning. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time, especially about the ranges (for example over 80mm falling within 15 hours).

NORTH TARANAKI, BUT ESPECIALLY ABOUT MT TARANAKI: A period of heavy rain is expected from Friday evening through to Saturday afternoon. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time, especially about the mountain (for example over 80mm falling within 15 hours).

BAY OF PLENTY AND ROTORUA: A period of heavy rain is expected from Friday night through to Saturday night, and possibly early Sunday in eastern Bay of Plenty. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time, especially about the ranges (for example over 100mm falling within 24 hours).

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 10am Friday 1st April 2016

 

 


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAYOF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUPO, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, GISBORNE, CANTERBURYHIGH COUNTRY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 22-Mar-2016

HEAVY RAIN AND GALES FOR THE NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND AND HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND LATE WEDNESDAY AND DURING THURSDAY.

A strong northeasterly flow is expected to bring a very warm and moist airmass onto the country on Wednesday and Thursday. This is likely to bring warning amounts of rain and severe gales to many areas. A Warning for heavy rain has been issued for Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland, and now is also in force for Northland and Mt Taranaki. A Warning for severe gales has been issued for Northland,and now is also in force for Auckland. Please note, it is likely that many parts of this Watch will be upgraded to Warnings on Wednesday.

This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations will reach warning amounts in the following areas...

Auckland, Taranaki excluding the Mountain, Coromandel Peninsula,Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo and the far north of Gisborne: A band of heavy rain is expected to move onto Auckland and Taranaki Wednesday evening and then spread east during Thursday. The heaviest rain is expected to affect Bay of Plenty where total rainfall accumulations could reach around 200mm. There is potential for flooding, slips and hazardous driving conditions.

The headwaters of the Canterbury lakes and rivers: Rain is expected to become heavy near the divide from early Wednesday afternoon, but ease Thursday morning. Rainfall totals could exceed 120mm near the divide, but amounts are likely to be significantly lower a few kilometres east of the divide.

This Watch is also for the possibility of severe gales in Waikato and Taranaki and Whanganui where northeasterlies may rise to severe gale late Wednesday evening, but ease Thursday morning.

People in all these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts, since there is a high likelyhood that parts of this Watch will be upgraded to Warnings.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Wednesday 23 March 2016

 


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUPO, GISBORNE,TARANAKI, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 22-Mar-2016 

HEAVY RAIN AND GALES FOR THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND AND HEAVY RAIN THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND LATE WEDNESDAY AND DURING THURSDAY.

A strong northeasterly flow is expected to bring a very warm and moist airmass onto the country on Wednesday and Thursday. This is likely to bring warning amounts of rain and severe gales to many areas. A Warning for heavy rain has been issued for Marlborough, Nelson,Buller and Westland. A Warning for severe gales has been issued for Northland. Note that it is likely that many parts of this Watch will be upgraded to Warnings.

This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations will reach warning amounts in the following areas...

Northland: Rain is likely to become heavy at times from around noon Wednesday but ease Thursday morning. Localised downpours are possible, with rainfall rates of about 30mm per hour. There is potential for localised flooding, slips and hazardous driving conditions.

Auckland, Taranaki, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo and the far north of Gisborne: A band of heavy rain is expected to move onto Auckland and Taranaki Wednesday evening and then spread east during Thursday. The heaviest rain is expected to affect Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty where total rainfall accumulations could reach around 200mm. There is potential for flooding, slips and hazardous driving conditions.

The headwaters of the Canterbury lakes and rivers: Rain is expected to become heavy near the divide Wednesday afternoon but ease Thursday morning. Rainfall totals could exceed 120mm near the divide but amounts are likely to be significantly lower a few kilometres east of the divide.

This Watch is also for the possibility of severe gales in Auckland and Taranaki where northeasterlies may rise to severe gale Wednesday evening but ease Thursday morning.

People in all these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts, especially since there is a high likelyhood that many parts of this Watch will be upgraded to Warnings.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10pm 22nd March


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, WAIKATO, FIORDLAND, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 17-Mar-2016

LOCALISED HEAVY RAIN FOR THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY AND EASTERN WAIKATO TODAY AND FRIDAY MORNING. PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND DURING THE WEEKEND.

This Watch is for two separate weather events. The first is a slow-moving trough currently over the Coromandel Peninsula. This trough is expected to bring further bursts of heavy rain the region today (Thursday) and then should move southwards tonight and Friday morning, with heavy rain possible in western Bay of Plenty and eastern Waikato. The Watch for HEAVY RAIN for the COROMANDEL PENINSULA has been upgraded to a full Warning.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching short duration warning criteria (eg. 50mm in 6 hours, or 70mm in 12 hours) in the following areas...

EASTERN WAIKATO and BAY OF PLENTY west of Rotorua: Periods of heavy rain are expected tonight and Friday morning. Localised downpours are possible, with rainfall rates in excess of 30mm per hour. There is a potential for localised flooding, slips and hazardous driving conditions, and people are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts.

The second part of this Watch is for significant heavy rain in Westland and northern Fiordland during the weekend, with a moist northerly flow over the South Island ahead of an approaching front. The front is expected to stall over Westland on Sunday.

This Watch is for the likelihood of heavy rain in the following areas...

WESTLAND south of Otira: Rain is expected to become heavy Friday night and should continue through Saturday and into Sunday, possibly even Monday. The largest accumulations will be about the ranges, but coastal areas could also be affected. This is likely to be a significant heavy rain event for this area.

FIORDLAND north of George Sound: Rain is expected to become heavy Friday night and should ease Sunday morning.

It is highly likely that this Watch for the West Coast will be upgraded to a full Warning tomorrow morning, and further areas could be added to the Watch. People should stay up to date with the latest forecasts.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10pm Thursday March 17th

 


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, AUCKLAND,WAITOMO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI,TAUPO, GISBORNE ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 0933hrs 29-Feb-2016

BURSTS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHERN PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND.

A very moist, sub-tropical airmass covers the North Island, bringing bursts of heavy rain or showers to northern New Zealand today (Monday) and Tuesday.

An extended period of heavier rain is expected about southern Auckland, Waikato and western parts of the Coromandel Peninsula and a warning is now in force.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN approaching warning criteria (eg 50mm in 6 hours or 70mm in 12 hours) in the following areas...

Remaining parts of COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK, TAUPO, ROTORUA, BAY OF PLENTY and the GISBORNE RANGES: Until tonight (Monday).

Remaining parts of AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and NORTHLAND: From this evening (Monday) until late morning Tuesday.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a Warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9.30pm Monday 29 February

 

 


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO ISSUED BY METSERVICE 27-Feb-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND

A very moist, sub-tropical airmass covers the North Island, bringing bursts of heavy rain from Waitomo, Taupo and Bay of Plenty northwards. This heavy rain is expected to ease on Sunday morning, but may return to Coromandel, Auckland and Northland on Monday.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN approaching warning criteria in the following areas...

Northern parts of the North Island including AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK, TAUPO, ROTORUA and BAY OF PLENTY: A period of heavy rain is expected from tonight to late Sunday morning. There is still uncertainty regarding the exact location of the largest rainfall accumulations. However, there is a risk that rainfall amounts could reach short duration warning criteria (for example 50mm falling within 6 hours) during this period, especially about Auckland, Waikato and the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty. In addition, there is a risk that rainfall intensities could briefly reach 25 to 40mm in one hour. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued to cover the possibility of localised downpours.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a Warning.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Sunday 28 February 2016


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, WAIKATO, WAITOMO, COROMANDELPENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, TARANAKI ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 1228hrs 27-Feb-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND

Copy of watch. Resent as Taumarunui and Taupo missing from original headline.

During Saturday, a very moist, sub-tropical airmass is expected to spread across the North Island from the north Tasman Sea. This will bring bursts of rain to the North Island from Taranaki and Taihape northwards to Auckland. On Sunday, this heavy rain is expected to affect the Coromandel Peninsula and eastern Bay of Plenty.

This Watch is for the possibility of HEAVY RAIN approaching warning criteria in the following areas...

Central parts of the North Island including AUCKLAND, WAIKATO,WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TARANAKI, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK and western parts of TAIHAPE and TAUPO: A period of heavy rain is expected from about midday today to Sunday morning. There is still uncertainty regarding the timing and exact location of the largest rainfall accumulations. However, there is a risk that rainfall amounts could reach short duration warning criteria (for example 50mm falling within 6 hours) during this period, especially about north Taranaki, Waitomo and Taumarunui. In addition, there is a risk that rainfall intensities could briefly reach 40mm in one hour. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued to cover the possibility of localised downpours from Waikato to North Taranaki.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA and eastern BAY OF PLENTY: A period of heavy rain is likely on Sunday and accumulations may approach warning criteria (for example 50mm in 6 hours or 100mm in 24 hours). In addition, there is a risk that rainfall intensities could briefly reach 40mm in one hour.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a Warning or any new areas are added.

Note: Heavy rain has eased about Westland and the Watch for that area is now lifted.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Saturday 27 February

 


Valid to 10:40am Thursday 18 Feb 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR WAIKATO, WAITOMO, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, TARANAKI, WANGANUI, WELLINGTON, WAIRARAPA,MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY, SOUTHERNLAKES ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 1040hrs 17-Feb-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST AND NORTH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, ALSO THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND. NORTHERLY GALES FOR CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND.

This update of the Watch includes BAY OF PLENTY for heavy rain ( except the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty, where a WARNING is now in force). NELSON has been included for northerly gales.

A series of fronts over the Tasman Sea are expected to cross the country from today (Wednesday) through to Friday. A moist northerly flow should turn northwest over the South Island tomorrow.

Periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely for many regions over the next few days, and northerly gales are likely later today and early Thursday over the lower North Island and upper South Island.

A heavy rain Warning is in force for FIORDLAND, WESTLAND, BULLER, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH, MOUNT TARANAKI, the CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HIGH COUNTRY and ranges of EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY.

This Watch is for the possibilty of HEAVY RAIN reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

BAY OF PLENTY (away from the eastern ranges): Periods of heavy rain are expected during Thursday and into Friday morning.

This is a developing situation and people are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts, including thunderstorm forecasts, in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a Warning, and further areas could be added.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10pm Wednesday Feb 17th

 


Valid to 8:52pm Saturday 6 Feb 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND, COROMANDELPENINSULA, WAIKATO, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 05-Feb-2016

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN LIKELY FOR PARTS OF THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND TONIGHT AND SATURDAY

A low over the north Tasman Sea is expected to move eastwards towards northern New Zealand tonight (Friday), then slowly weaken as it passes north of New Zealand during the weekend. A strong, moist east to northeast flow ahead of the low is forecast to continue to bring periods of rain to the upper North Island through to early Sunday. Some heavy falls are likely about Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and eastern Waikato during this time.

This WATCH is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF TE PUKE AND EASTERN WAIKATO NEAR THE KAIMAI RANGE: Periods of heavy rain, especially about the Kaimai Range, are expected to ease Saturday night.

MetService forecasters will continue to monitor the situation and advise people in these areas to remain up to date with the latest forecasts.

Note, heavy rain Northland has now eased and the Watch for this area is lifted, however, isolated heavy showers are expected through Saturday.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Saturday 6 February 2016


Valid to 9:44am Saturday 6 Feb 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 05-Feb-2016

PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN LIKELY FOR PARTS OF THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

A low over the north Tasman Sea is expected to move slowly eastwards towards northern New Zealand today (Friday), then should slowly weaken as it passes north of New Zealand during the weekend. A strong, moist east to northeast flow ahead of the low is forecast to bring periods of rain to the upper North Island from today through to early Sunday. Some heavy falls are likely about Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and eastern Waikato during this time.

This WATCH is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF TE PUKE AND EASTERN WAIKATO NEAR THE KAIMAI RANGE: Rain is expected to become heavy at times early this evening (Friday) through to late Saturday or early Sunday. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time, especially about the Kaimai Range.

MetService forecasters will continue to monitor the situation and advise people in these areas to remain up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of this WATCH are upgraded to a full WARNING.


Valid to 8:46pm Friday 5 Feb 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA,WAIKATO, BAY OF PLENTY, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 04-Feb-2016

PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN LIKELY FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL

A deepening low over the north Tasman Sea is expected to move slowly eastwards and should weaken as it passes north of New Zealand during the weekend. A strong, moist northeast flow ahead of the low is forecast to bring periods of rain to northern New Zealand from Friday through to early Sunday. Some heavy falls are likely about Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and eastern Waikato during this time.

This WATCH is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria in the following area

BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF TE PUKE AND EASTERN WAIKATO NEAR THE KAIMAI RANGE: Rain is expected to become heavy at times early evening Friday through to late Saturday. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time, especially about the Kaimai Range.

MetService forecasters will continue to monitor the situation and advise people in these areas to remain up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of this WATCH are upgraded to a full WARNING.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Friday 5 February 2016


Valid to 10:52am Friday 5 Feb 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, WAIKATO ISSUED BY METSERVICE 04-Feb-2016

PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN LIKELY FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY AND EASTERN WAIKATO

A deepening low over the north Tasman Sea is expected to move slowly eastwards and should weaken as it passes north of New Zealand during the weekend. A strong, moist northeast flow ahead of the low is forecast to bring periods of rain to northern New Zealand from Friday through to early Sunday. Some heavy falls are likely about Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and eastern Waikato during this time.

This WATCH is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria in the following areas...

BAY OF PLENTY WEST OF TE PUKE AND EASTERN WAIKATO NEAR THE KAIMAI RANGE: Rain is expected to become heavy at times early evening Friday through to late Saturday. Rainfall amounts could approach warning criteria during this time, especially about the Kaimai Range.

MetService forecasters will continue to monitor the situation and advise people in these areas to remain up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of this WATCH are upgraded to a full WARNING.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Thursday 4th Feb


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, HAWKES BAY,NELSON, BULLER, WESTLAND, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY ISSUED BY METSERVICE 26-Jan-2016

SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL POSSIBLE FOR BULLER, NORTHERN WESTLAND, NORTH CANTERBURY HEADWATERS, NELSON LAKES and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HILL-COUNTRY

A broad trough and associated rainband is becoming slow moving over the northern South Island today. Steady moderate to heavy rain is likely with this trough until late Wednesday. Meanwhile a moist northeasterly airstream should spread onto the North Island. This is expected to bring some rain to many areas, but about the central North Island, localised convection during Wednesday could bring torrential downpours.

This WATCH is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria in the following

CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND HILL-COUNTRY BETWEEN LAKE WAIKAREMOANA AND TAIHAPE and the KAINGAROA FOREST: Rainfall is expected to develop Wednesday morning and continue until at least early Thursday morning. During Wednesday afternoon, thunderstorms are likely to develop and may produce torrential downpours such that localised areas may experience more than 90mm over 18 hours.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Tuesday 26 January 2016


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, TAUPO, WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI,TAIHAPE, MARLBOROUGH, BULLER, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 2113hrs 18-Jan-2016

A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND

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.

The heaviest rain is expected in Taranaki, Nelson, the Richmond Range, the Rai Valley, Marlborough Sounds and Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, including Rotorua, and a HEAVY RAIN WARNING is in force for these areas.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could approach warning thresholds (such as 70 to 90mm in a 12 to 18 hour period) in the following areas...

BULLER and WESTLAND north of Greymouth and inland MARLBOROUGH: From tonight until early Tuesday morning.

Central North Island areas encompassing WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO and the TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK: From tonight to Tuesday morning.

Remaining parts of BAY OF PLENTY: From early Tuesday morning to Tuesday evening.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case any of these areas need to be included in the SEVERE WEATHER WARNING, or other areas are placed on WATCH.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Tuesday 19 January 2016


Valid to Tuesday 19 Jan 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR TAUPO, BAY OF PLENTY, TAUMARUNUI, WAITOMO,TAIHAPE, BULLER, WESTLAND, MARLBOROUGH ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 0951hrs 18-Jan-2016

A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND

A low pressure system lying west of New Zealand is expected to slowly approach, then move across, the country during today (Monday) and Tuesday. Periods of rain in a very humid northerly flow ahead of the low are expected across northern and western parts of New Zealand.

The heaviest rain is expected in Taranaki, Nelson, the Richmond Range, the Rai Valley and Marlborough Sounds, and a HEAVY RAIN WARNING is in force for these areas. A HEAVY RAIN WARNING has now been issued for BAY OF PLENTY west of Whakatane, including ROTORUA.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could approach warning thresholds (such as 70 to 90mm in a 12 to 18 hour period) in the following areas...

BULLER, WESTLAND north of Greymouth and inland MARLBOROUGH: From this afternoon to late Tuesday morning.

Central North Island areas encompassing WAITOMO, TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO and the TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK: From tonight to Tuesday afternoon.

Remaining parts of BAY OF PLENTY: From Tuesday morning to Tuesday evening.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case any of these areas need to be included in the SEVERE WEATHER WARNING, or other areas are placed on WATCH.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10pm Monday 18 January


Valid to 8:57pm Monday 18 Jan 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUPO, TAUMARUNUI,MARLBOROUGH, BULLER, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 17-Jan-2016

A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND

A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is expected to slowly approach New Zealand during Monday and move across the country on Tuesday. Periods of rain in a very humid northerly flow ahead of the low are expected across northern and western parts of New Zealand.

The heaviest rain is expected in Taranaki, Nelson, the Richmond Range, the Rai Valley and western Marlborough Sounds from Monday to Tuesday, and a HEAVY RAIN WARNING is in force for these areas.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could approach warning thresholds (such as 70 to 90mm in a 12 to 18 hour period) in the following areas...

BULLER, WESTLAND north of Greymouth and inland MARLBOROUGH: From Monday afternoon to late Tuesday morning.

BAY OF PLENTY, including ROTORUA, also the central North Island areas of TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO and TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK: From Monday evening to Tuesday afternoon.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case any of these areas need to be included in the SEVERE WEATHER WARNING, or other areas are placed on WATCH.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Monday 18 January 2016


Valid to 9:58am Monday 18 Jan 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO,MARLBOROUGH, BULLER, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE 17-Jan-2016

PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND

A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is expected to slowly approach New Zealand during Monday and move across the country on Tuesday. Periods of rain in a very humid northerly flow ahead of the low are expected across northern and western parts of New Zealand.

The heaviest rain is expected in Taranaki, Nelson, the Richmond Range, the Rai Valley and western Marlborough Sounds from Monday to Tuesday, and a HEAVY RAIN WARNING has been issued for these areas.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could approach warning thresholds (such as 70 to 90mm in a 12 to 18 hour period) in the following areas:

BAY OF PLENTY, including ROTORUA, The central North Island areas of TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO and TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK, from Monday evening to Tuesday afternoon.

Inland areas BULLER, WESTLAND north of Greymouth and inland MARLBOROUGH, from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case a any of these areas need to be included in the SEVERE WEATHER WARNING, or other areas are placed on WATCH.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Sunday 17 January 2016


Valid to 8:41pm Friday 8 Jan 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR WAIKATO, WAITOMO, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA,TAUMARUNUI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, HAWKES BAY, TARANAKI, KAPITI HOROWHENUA,MARLBOROUGH, NELSON, CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY ISSUED BY METSERVICE  07-Jan-2016

HEAVY RAIN AND NORTHWEST GALES FOR INLAND NORTH CANTERBURY AND SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND

A low and associated frontal rainband over the Tasman Sea are forecast to move eastwards and bring a period of heavy thundery rain and northwest gales to the northern South Island and southern and central parts of the North Island Thursday night and during Friday.

The heaviest rain is expected about northern Westland, Buller, northwest Nelson and the Tararua Range, and a WARNING is in force for these areas. The strongest winds are forecast about Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa, and a WARNING is also in force for these regions.

This WATCH is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria (i.e. greater than 80mm falling in a 15 to 18 hour period) in the following areas...

NORTH CANTERBURY HEADWATERS NORTH OF THE RAKAIA RIVER: Heavy rain about the Alps is expected to ease late Friday morning,and significant amounts are possible within 15km east of the main divide.

THE RICHMOND RANGE AND MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS, INCLUDING THE RAI VALLEY: From early Friday morning through to early afternoon.

TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND UP TO SOUTHERN WAIKATO, INCLUDING THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: A period of heavy rain is expected from mid-morning Friday through to early Friday evening, with possible thunderstorms and localised downpours. Rain could reach warning criteria about the hills and ranges, however even some lower lying areas could see significant falls.

TAUPO AND BAY OF PLENTY: A period of heavy rain is expected from late Friday morning through to Friday evening, with possible thunderstorms and localised downpours. Rain could reach warning criteria, especially about the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty, however even some lower lying areas could see significant falls.

In addition, this WATCH is for the possibility that northwest gales could become SEVERE about the following areas...

INLAND NORTH CANTERBURY NORTH OF ARTHURS PASS: For a time from early Friday morning through to around midday Friday.

KAPITI COAST: For a time from mid-morning Friday through to late afternoon.

HAWKES BAY: Northwest gales are expected during Friday afternoon and evening and could become SEVERE in exposed places south of Napier for a time.

People in these areas are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case parts of this WATCH are upgraded to a WARNING.

Also, note parts of Northland, Auckland, northern Waikato and Coromandel Peninsula are at risk from thunderstorms and localised downpours for a time Friday afternoon. Refer to the latest THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK on metservice.com for more details.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Friday 8 January 2016


Valid to 10:26am Friday 8 Jan 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH,KAPITI HOROWHENUA, HAWKES BAY, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, TAUPO, TAUMARUNUI,WAITOMO, WAIKATO, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA ISSUED BY METSERVICE 07-Jan-2016

HEAVY RAIN AND NORTHWEST GALES FOR INLAND NORTH CANTERBURY AND SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND DURING FRIDAY

A low and associated frontal rainband over the Tasman Sea are forecast to move eastwards and bring a period of heavy rain and northwest gales to the northern South Island and southern and central parts of the North Island overnight Thursday and during Friday.

The heaviest rain is expected about northern Westland, Buller, northwest Nelson and the Tararua Range and a WARNING is in force for these areas. The strongest winds are forecast about Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa and a WARNING is also in force for these regions.

This WATCH is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria (i.e. greater than 80mm falling in a 18 to 21 hour period) in the following areas...

NORTH CANTERBURY HEADWATERS NORTH OF THE WAIMAKARIRI RIVER: A period of heavy rain is expected about the Divide from Thursday night through to around midday Friday, with significant amounts possible within 15km east of the Divide.

THE RICHMOND RANGE AND MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS, INCLUDING THE RAI VALLEY: A period of heavy rain is expected from early Friday morning through to early afternoon and amounts could reach warning criteria during this time.

TARANAKI ACROSS TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK AND UP TO SOUTHERN WAIKATO, INCLUDING THE HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER: A period of heavy rain is expected from mid-morning Friday through to early Friday evening, with possible thunderstorms and localised downpours. Rain could reach warning criteria about the hills and ranges, however even some lower lying areas could see significant falls.

TAUPO AND BAY OF PLENTY: A period of heavy rain is expected from late Friday morning through to Friday evening, with possible thunderstorms and localised downpours. Rain could reach warning criteria, especially about the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty, however even some lower lying areas could see significant falls.

In addition, this WATCH is for the possibility that northwest gales could become SEVERE about the following areas...

INLAND NORTH CANTERBURY NORTH OF WAIPARA: Northwest gales may become SEVERE for a time from early Friday morning through to around midday Friday, then ease.

KAPITI COAST: Northwest gales may become SEVERE in exposed places from mid-morning Friday through to late afternoon.

HAWKES BAY: Northwest gales are expected during Friday afternoon and evening and could become SEVERE in exposed places south of Napier for a time.

People in these areas are advised to keep up to date with latest forecasts in case parts of this WATCH are upgraded to a WARNING.

Also, note parts of Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula could see some isolated thunderstorms and localised downpours for a time Friday afternoon. Refer to the latest THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK on metservice.com for more details.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9:30pm Thursday 7th January

 

 


Valid to 9:07pm Saturday 2 Jan 2016 

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, KAPITIHOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, WAIRARAPA, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH, WESTLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE  01-Jan-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHERN AND WESTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. EASTERLY GALES ABOUT THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND

A strong and moist north to northeast flow brings rain to much of northern and central New Zealand through to Sunday, before cool southerlies spread over the country. The heaviest rain is expected about eastern areas from Northland to the western Bay of Plenty, also Mount Taranaki, Northwest Nelson, and Buller including the Paparoa Range, where a WARNING is in force.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations will reach warning criteria in the following areas:

BAY OF PLENTY (except west of ROTORUA where a WARNING is in force) and WAIKATO: Until Sunday afternoon.

KAPITI COAST, HOROWHENUA and the TARARUA RANGE: From Saturday afternoon until late Sunday morning.

NELSON (except Northwest Nelson where a WARNING is in force), the MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS and RICHMOND RANGE: From late Saturday morning until late Sunday morning.

WESTLAND north of Ross (except the Paparoa Range where a WARNING is in force): From Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning.

In addition, this WATCH is for the possibility that easterly gales may become severe in exposed parts of the following areas:

NORTHLAND and AUCKLAND, including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND: Until Saturday evening.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA, and WAIKATO especially near the Kaimai Range: Until Saturday morning.

People are advised to stay up to date with forecasts as parts of this WATCH will likely be upgraded to a WARNING Saturday morning, and additional areas may be added to this WATCH.

This Watch will be reviewed by 10am Saturday January 2nd


 

 

Valid to 9:50am Saturday 2 Jan 2016

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,WAIKATO, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, TARANAKI,KAPITI HOROWHENUA, WELLINGTON, WAIRARAPA, NELSON, MARLBOROUGH ISSUED BY METSERVICE 01-Jan-2016

HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND. EASTERLY GALES ABOUT THE UPPER NORTH ISLAND.

A low lying northwest of New Zealand is expected to spread a broad rain-band over the North Island today (Friday), then over the upper South Island on Saturday, before cool southerlies spread over the country on Sunday. This rain-band is preceded by strong to gale easterlies, which are likely to affect northern parts of the North Island. The heaviest falls are likely about Northland, Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula, where a WARNING is in force.

Note, that all parts of Auckland have now been included in the warning.

This WATCH is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations will reach warning criteria in the following areas:

BAY OF PLENTY and WAIKATO: From this afternoon until Sunday afternoon.

MOUNT TARANAKI: From Saturday morning until Sunday morning.

KAPITI COAST and the TARARUA RANGE: From Saturday afternoon until late Sunday morning.

NELSON and the MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS: From late Saturday morning until late Sunday morning.

In addition, this WATCH is for the possibility that easterly gales may become severe in exposed parts of the following areas:

NORTHLAND and AUCKLAND, including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND: Until Saturday evening.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA: Until Saturday morning.

WAIKATO, especially near the Kaimai Range: From this afternoon until Saturday morning.

People are advised to stay up to date with forecasts as parts of this WATCH may be upgraded to a WARNING, and additional areas may be added to this WATCH.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Friday 1 January 2016

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