Severe Weather Watches

 


Issued by MetService at 10:41am Sunday 13-May-2018

Periods of heavy rain possible for the northeast of the North Island.

A slow moving low over the Tasman Sea is directing a moist northerly flow onto the North Island, with a series of embedded troughs bringing further rain to parts of northern and central New Zealand. The heaviest rain is expected about eastern Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane and Gisborne north of Ruatoria, and a warning remains in force for these areas.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching short duration warning criteria over Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island, the remainder of Bay of Plenty, including Rotorua, the remainder of Gisborne and also the ranges of northern Hawkes Bay.

Note, the Watch for Northland, Auckland not including Great Barrier Island, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taihape and Taupo is lifted.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island
Valid: 13 hours from 10:00am to 11:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Localised heavy rain and thunderstorms are still possible until tonight, although these may remain offshore. Rainfall amounts may reach short duration warning criteria.

Area: Bay Of Plenty from Whakatane westwards, including Rotorua
Valid: 20 hours from 10:00am Sunday to 6:00am Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain are likely until early Monday morning. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Gisborne south of Ruatoria and the ranges of northern Hawkes Bay
Valid: 23 hours from 10:00am Sunday to 9:00am Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain are possible until Monday morning. Rainfall accumulations could approach warning amounts.

Watches no longer in force

Heavy rain watch lifted for: Northland: No further widespread heavy rain expected and the Watch is lifted. However, isolated heavy showers and thunderstorms are still possible about the east coast until this evening.

Heavy rain watch lifted for: Auckland, not including Great Barrier Island: No further widespread heavy rain expected and the Watch is lifted. However, isolated heavy showers and thunderstorms are still possible north of Orewa until this evening.

Heavy rain watch lifted for: Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo and Taihape: No further widespread heavy rain expected

This watch will be updated by: 10:00pm Sunday 13-May-2018

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