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Last updated: August 9, 2017, 9:34:53 AM

 


ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:01 am 09-Aug-2017

Heavy rain about the north of the South Island, North Taranaki, Tongariro National Park and Bay of Plenty

A front associated with a complex low over the Tasman Sea is forecast to cross central and northern New Zealand today. Heavy northerly rain ahead of the front is expected to affect the north of the South Island and the north and west of the North Island. The heaviest falls are expected about Mount Taranaki and the eastern Bay of Plenty ranges, where 70 to 100mm is forecast to accumulate in a 6 to 12 hour period.

This amount of rain may cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and surface flooding and slips are possible. Driving conditions could also be hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson, the Richmond Range and Marlborough Sounds

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain should ease this afternoon. In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm Wednesday, 30 to 60mm is expected, especially about the ranges and Marlborough Sounds. This is in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour, mainly about the ranges.

FREEZING LEVEL: 2600 metres lowering to 2100 metres this evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

North Taranaki including the Mountain

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon. In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm Wednesday, 70 to 100mm is forecast for the Mountain, and 20 to 50mm elsewhere. These amounts are in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour about the Mountain.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Tongariro National Park

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this evening. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm Wednesday, 50 to 80mm is expected. This is in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities 15 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane

FORECAST

A period of heavy rain is likely today. In the 10 hours from midday to 10pm Wednesday, 60 to 80mm is forecast. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty from Whakatane eastwards

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to develop this afternoon. In the 11 hours from 1pm to midnight Wednesday, 70 to 100mm is forecast, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Westland

Heavy rain has eased to showers.

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Buller, mainly about the ranges

Heavy rain has eased.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Wednesday 09-Aug-2017


ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:04 pm 08-Aug-2017

Heavy rain about the west and north of the South Island and also for North Taranaki, Tongariro National Park and Bay of Plenty

A complex low over the Tasman Sea and its associated fronts are forecast to affect many parts of New Zealand tonight and on Wednesday. Heavy rain associated with the fronts is expected to affect the west and north of the South Island and the northern half of the North Island during this period. The heaviest falls are expected about Mount Taranaki where 180mm may accumulate, and also Tongariro National Park where 160mm could fall in a 24 hour period.

This amount of rain may cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and surface flooding and slips are possible. Driving conditions could also be hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Westland

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls should continue overnight tonight then ease Wednesday morning. In the 10 hours from 8pm tonight (Tuesday) to 6am Wednesday, 70 to 100mm could accumulate on the ranges on top of what has already fallen, and 50 to 80mm near the coast. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour about the ranges.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2100 metres

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller, mainly about the ranges

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls is expected to continue through to mid-morning Wednesday, then ease. In the 13 hours from 8pm Tuesday to 9am Wednesday, a further 70 to 100mm could accumulate in the ranges on top of what has already fallen, and 50 to 70mm near the coast. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour about the ranges.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2400 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson, mainly about the western ranges, also the Richmond Range

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain should continue until early Wednesday afternoon, then ease. In the 19 hours from 8pm Tuesday to 3pm Wednesday, 100 to 130mm could accumulate for the ranges of northwest Nelson and the Richmond Range on top of what has already fallen, and 70 to 100mm elsewhere. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour, mainly about the ranges.

FREEZING LEVEL: 2600 metres lowering to 2100 metres Wednesday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

North Taranaki including the Mountain

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to early Wednesday afternoon, especially on the mountain, then ease. In the 19 hours from 8pm Tuesday to 3pm Wednesday, 130 to 180mm is forecast for the Mountain and 70 to 100mm elsewhere. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour about the Mountain.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Tongario National Park

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy tonight (Tuesday) and ease on Wednesday evening. In the 24 hours from 9pm tonight (Tuesday) to 9pm Wednesday, 120 to 160mm may accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy from about midday Wednesday and ease late Wednesday night.

For the area west of Whakatane: In the 11 hours from about midday Wednesday to 11pm Wednesday, 60 to 80mm may accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

For the area from Whakatane eastwards: In the 11 hours from 1pm Wednesday to about midnight Wednesday, 70 to 100mm may accumulate, especially in the ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Wednesday 09-Aug-2017

 


ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:08 pm 20-Jul-2017

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty, Canterbury and eastern Otago. Northeast gales about Bay of Plenty and Gisborne easing Thursday night.

A large complex low pressure system is expected to move slowly east over central New Zealand during Friday and Saturday. An associated front crosses the North Island, bringing a period of severe gale northeasterlies and a burst of heavy rain to northeastern parts of the Island. The strongest winds are expected in Bay of Plenty and Gisborne where northeast gusts could reach 120 km/h in exposed places until midnight Thursday. Heavy rain is expected in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua until early Friday morning.

Rain is also expected to become heavy over eastern districts of the South Island during Friday and continue into Saturday as the complex low pressure system moves east. The heaviest falls are expected in Canterbury south of the Rakaia River and eastern Otago where up to 200mm of rain could accumulate, with snow lowering to 800 metres about the Canterbury High Country and 600 metres in Otago during Friday evening.

This is a significant weather event and the combination of heavy rain and strong winds is expected to cause widespread disruption to transport, localised flooding and slips. Winds of this strength can cause damage to trees, powerlines, unsecured roofs and structures, and make driving hazardous. Also in the South Island, wind chill due to cold temperatures and strong winds could cause stress to livestock.

Note, large south to southeast waves may cause coastal inundation along south Canterbury and Otago coasts during Friday and Saturday.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Rain is expected to ease overnight tonight.

In the 6 hours from 8pm this evening to 2am Friday morning, expect a further 60 to 80mm of rain to accumulate in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Canterbury north of the Rakaia River

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy early Friday morning then ease late morning but return again Saturday morning then ease Saturday afternoon.

In 7 hours from 2am to 9am Friday expect 50 to 60mm. In the 12 hours from 4am Saturday to 4pm Saturday expect a further 40 to 50mm.

However, above 800 metres, rain turns to snow Saturday morning.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2000 metres, lowering to 1100 metres Friday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Canterbury south of the Rakaia River and North Otago

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Friday morning and ease Saturday morning.

In the 33 hour period from 3am Friday to midday Saturday, expect 140 to 180mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour at times on Friday.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2000 metres, lowering to 1100 metres Friday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Dunedin

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Friday morning and ease Saturday morning.

In the 27 hour period from 9am Friday to midday Saturday, expect 150 to 200mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intesities of 10 to 15mm per hour at times on Friday.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2000 metres, lowering to 1000 metres Friday evening.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Gisborne

FORECAST

Northeast gales are expected to be severe, gusting 120 km/h in exposed places, until about midnight tonight, Thursday.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Auckland and Great Barrier Island

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Friday 21-Jul-2017


ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:52 am 20-Jul-2017

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty, Canterbury and eastern Otago. Also, strong winds for Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne.

A large complex low pressure system is expected to move over the country today and slowly move east during Friday and Saturday. An associated front crosses the North Island, bringing a period of severe gale northeasterlies and a burst of heavy rain to northern parts of the Island. The strongest winds are expected in Bay of Plenty and Gisborne where northeast gusts could reach 120 km/h in exposed places. The heaviest rain is expected in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua from this afternoon to overnight tonight, and 100mm of rain could accumulate in 12 hours.

Rain is also expected to become heavy over eastern districts of the South Island during Friday and continue into Saturday as the complex low pressure system moves east. The heaviest falls are expected in Canterbury and eastern Otago where up to 160mm of rain could accumulate, with snow lowering to 800 metres about the Canterbury High Country during Friday evening.

This is a significant weather event and the combination of heavy rain and strong winds is expected to cause widespread disruption to transport, localised flooding and slips. Also, winds of this strength can cause damage to trees, powerlines, unsecured roofs and structures, and make driving hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this afternoon, and ease overnight tonight.

In the 12 hours from 2pm this afternoon to 2am Friday morning, expect 90 to 100mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Canterbury

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Friday morning and ease overnight Friday.

In the 20 hour period from 6am Friday to 2am Saturday, expect 120 to 160mm of rain about the Foothills and ranges and 80 to 100mm towards the coast. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour. However, above 800 metres, rain turns to snow from Friday evening.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2000 metres, lowering to 1100 metres Friday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

North Otago

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Friday morning and ease during Saturday morning.

In the 25 hour period from 7am Friday to 8am Saturday, expect 100 to 150mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2000 metres, lowering to 1100 metres Friday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Dunedin

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy around midday Friday and ease early Saturday morning.

In the 18 hour period from midday Friday to 6am Saturday, expect 100 to 150mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intesities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2000 metres, lowering to 1000 metres Friday evening.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland and Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Northeast gales are expected to become severe this (Thursday) afternoon, gusting 100 km/h, then ease this evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Gisborne

FORECAST

Northeast gales are expected to become severe this (Thursday) afternoon, gusting 120 km/h in exposed places, easing overnight tonight.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Thursday 20-Jul-2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 7:51 pm 19-Jul-2017

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

A large complex low pressure system is expected to move over the country on Thursday, and its associated front should move across the North Island from late morning to overnight Thursday, bringing a burst of heavy rain to the northern parts of the Island. The heaviest falls are expected in Bay of Plenty and Rotorua from Thursday afternoon to overnight, where 90 to 110mm of rain could accumulate in 9 to 12 hours.

People in these areas should watch out for rapidly rising streams and rivers, and hazardous driving conditions, with slips and surface flooding possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Thursday afternoon, and ease overnight Thursday.

For the area from Opotiki westwards: In the 9 hours from 3pm Thursday to midnight Thursday, expect 60 to 90mm to accumulate. Peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour.

For the area east of Opotiki: In the 12 hours from 3pm Thursday to 3am Friday, expect 70 to 110mm to accumulate, especially on the ranges, peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Thursday 20-Jul-2017


ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:00 pm 01-Jul-2017

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne

A front preceded by strong northerly winds and rain moves across northern and central New Zealand Saturday night and during Sunday. The heaviest rain is expected about the Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne, where 130mm may accumulate, especially about the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne.

This amount of rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and may lead to slips and surface flooding.

Note, heavy rain about the Canterbury Headwaters, Westland, Buller, Nelson, the Bryant and Richmond ranges, and Mount Taranaki has eased so the warnings for these areas are lifted.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Saturday night, then ease late Sunday morning. In the 12 hours from 11pm Saturday to 11am Sunday, 70 to 110mm of rain is expected to accumulate. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty from Whakatane eastwards and the ranges of Gisborne

FORECAST

A period of heavy rain is expected during Sunday. In the 15 hours from 3am to 6pm Sunday, 90 to 130mm of rain is expected to accumulate, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Westland south of Harihari

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Westland from Harihari northwards

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Headwaters of the Canterbury lakes and rivers

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Buller

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Nelson

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

Although the heaviest rain has eased and the warning is lifted, an additional 10 to 20mm is expected between 9pm and midnight Saturday.

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Mount Taranaki

Although the heaviest rain has eased and the warning is lifted, an additional 15 to 25mm is expected between 9pm and midnight Saturday.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Sunday 02-Jul-2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:20 am 01-Jul-2017

Heavy rain for the north and west of the South Island, also Mt Taranaki and Bay of Plenty

A complex low pressure system and its associated fronts over the Tasman Sea will affect much of the country today and tomorrow. These features bring northerly rain to many places, before moving away to the east on Monday.

Heavy rain has fallen in Westland, the Canterbury Headwaters, Buller, Nelson, the Bryant and Richmond Ranges, and should continue through to late this afternoon or tonight.

For the North Island, the heaviest rain is expected about Mt Taranaki and Bay of Plenty, where 100 to 130mm could accumulate.

This amount of rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and may lead to slips and surface flooding.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Westland south of Harihari

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon (Saturday). In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm today (Saturday), a further 40 to 70mm is expected to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: 1800 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Westland from Harihari northwards

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon. In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm today, 40 to 60mm is expected to accumulate about the ranges, and 20 to 40mm about the coast. These amounts are in addition to the rain that has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: 1800 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Headwaters of the Canterbury lakes and rivers

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon. In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm today, a further 40 to 60mm is expected to accumulate within 10km east of the main divide on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

Note, most of rain should be locked as snow in the mountains at higher levels.

FREEZING LEVEL: 1600 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon. In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm today, a further 30 to 60mm is expected to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: 2000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this evening. In the 10 hours from 9am to 7pm today (Saturday), 70 to 100mm is expected to accumulate about the hills and ranges west of Motueka, and 40 to 80mm elsewhere. This is in addition to the rain that has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: 2100 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bryant and Richmond Ranges

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease this evening. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm today (Saturday), 70 to 100mm is expected to accumulate. This is in addition to the rain that has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: 2100 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mount Taranaki

FORECAST

A period of heavy rain is expected during Saturday. In the 15 hours from 9am to midnight Saturday, 110 to 160mm is expected to accumulate. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy overnight tonight (Saturday), then ease about midday Sunday. In the 12 hours, for the area west of Whakatane from 10pm Saturday to 10am Sunday, and for the area from Whakatane eastwards from midnight Saturday to midday Sunday, 70 to 100mm of rain is expected. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Saturday 01-Jul-2017

 


ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:33 pm 23-Jun-2017

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne

A complex low over the upper North Island is moving slowly southeast, and should move away from the country on Saturday. Associated rainbands are sweeping down over the upper North Island, with the heaviest falls expected over Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne where a further 30 to 50mm may accumulate before 2am Saturday.

People in these areas are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Slips and surface flooding are also possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay

FORECAST

Bursts of heavy rain are expected to ease early Saturday morning. In the 5 hours from 9pm today to 2am Saturday, expect a further 30 to 50mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour possible.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Saturday 24-Jun-2017


ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:27 am 23-Jun-2017

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne

A complex low over the upper North Island is moving slowly southeast, and should move away from the country tomorrow. Associated rainbands are sweeping down over the upper North Island, bringing bursts of heavy rain interspersed with periods of less intense rainfall.

The heaviest falls are expected over Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne where a further 70 to 90mm may accumulate before 2am Saturday.

People in these areas are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Slips and surface flooding are also possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay

FORECAST

Bursts of heavy rain are expected to continue. In the 17 hours from 9am today to 2am Saturday, expect a further 70 to 90mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 25 to 35mm per hour possible.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Friday 23-Jun-2017


ISSUED BY MetService AT 7:56 pm 22-Jun-2017

Period of heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne

A complex low over the north Tasman Sea is moving slowly southeastwards, and should cross the North Island during Friday and Saturday. Associated rainbands are sweeping down over the upper North Island, bringing bursts of heavy rain interspersed with periods of less intense rainfall.

The heaviest falls are expected over Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne where a further 80 to 120mm may accumulate till midnight Friday.

People in these areas are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Slips and surface flooding are also possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay

FORECAST

Bursts of heavy rain are expected to continue. In the 27 hours from 9pm today to midnight Friday, expect a further 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour mainly overnight and again Friday evening.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Friday 23-Jun-2017


ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:31 am 22-Jun-2017

Period of heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne

A low over the north Tasman Sea moves slowly southwards and should lie to the west of the upper North Island late today. Its associated front is expected to move south over the northern half of the North Island today then across central New Zealand on Friday. This front is preceded by a strong moist northeast flow, and is expected to bring a period of northeast gales and rain to northern New Zealand.

The heaviest falls are expected over Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne where 80 to 100mm may accumulate in a 15 to 18 hour period. A further burst of heavy rain rain is likely later on Friday with another 40 to 60mm possible.

People in these areas are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Slips and surface flooding are also possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this morning. In the 18 hours from 9am today to 3am Friday, expect 80 to 100mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour with thunderstorms possible. A further 40 to 60mm is possible between about midday and midnight Friday.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Westland south of the glaciers

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Thursday 22-Jun-2017


ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:09 pm 21-Jun-2017

Period of heavy rain for southern Westland, also Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne

A slow-moving front affecting southern Westland should weaken Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, a low over the north Tasman Sea moves slowly southwards and should lie to the west of the upper North Island late Thursday. Its associated front is expected to move south over the northern half of the North Island during Thursday then across central New Zealand on Friday. This front is preceded by a strong moist northeasterly flow, and is expected to bring a period of northeast gales and rain to northern New Zealand.

The heaviest falls are likely in Westland south of the glaciers, and Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne, where 80 to 110mm of rain may accumulate in a 15 to 18 hour period.

People in these areas are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Slips and surface flooding are also possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Westland south of the glaciers

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this evening. In the 13 hours from 8pm Wednesday to 9am Thursday, expect 80 to 110mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 10 to 15mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2200 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Thursday morning. In the 18 hours from 9am Thursday to 3am Friday, expect 80 to 110mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour with thunderstorms possible. Note, further heavy rain is possible late on Friday.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Thursday 22-Jun-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:03 am 21-Jun-2017

Period of heavy rain for southern Westland, also Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne

A front approaching from the Tasman Sea is expected to become slow-moving over southern Westland this afternoon, while a second front approaching from the south moves over Fiordland this evening. These two features are expected to bring rain to the southwest of the South Island. Meanwhile, a low and associated front over the north Tasman Sea are slowly approaching the north of the country. The low should lie to the west of the upper North Island during Thursday, with its associated front crossing the North Island during Thursday and early Friday. The front is preceded by a strong moist northeasterly flow, and is expected to bring a period of northeast gales and rain to northern New Zealand.

The heaviest falls are likely in Westland south of the glaciers, and Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne, where 80 to 110mm of rain may accumulate in a 15 to 18 hour period.

Peole in these areas, especially trampers, are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Slips and surface flooding are also possible.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Westland south of the glaciers

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy early Wednesday evening. In the 15 hours from 6pm Wednesday to 9am Thursday, expect 80 to 110mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 10 to 15mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 2200 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Thursday morning. In the 18 hours from 9am Thursday to 3am Friday, expect 80 to 100mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour with thunderstorms possible.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Wednesday 21-Jun-2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 7:09 am 27-May-2017

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty easing this afternoon

An active trough is moving slowly east through the Bay of Plenty today and should weaken this afternoon. The trough is embedded in a moist northerly flow and is delivering heavy rain. Between 7am and 3pm today up to 100mm of rain may accumulate with intensities of 40mm per hour possible.

People in this region are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams, and also surface flooding.

Note, the threat of widespread heavy rain in the ranges of northwest Nelson has passed and the warning for this area is now lifted.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Heavy rain should ease this (Saturday) afternoon. In the 8 hours from 7am to 3pm today, 60 to 100mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities of 30 to 40mm per hour possible.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Ranges of Northwest Neslon

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Saturday 27-May-2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:03 am 12-May-2017

Heavy rain for central parts of New Zealand

A front is moving slowly eastwards across the North Island today then away from the country tomorrow. A low (former cyclone Donna) over Northland is expected to move south across Auckland this morning then Coromandel Peninsula this afternoon before moving away to the east. A period of heavy northerly rain is expected over much of central and northern New Zealand ahead of the front. For parts of Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne, a further 150 to 200mm of rain may accumulate, while lower lying parts of Bay of Plenty may receive 80 to 110mm of rain. Note, localised downpours with intensities of 25 to 40mm per hour are possible in these areas.

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

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

From Waitomo to Taupo and Tongariro across to the Headwaters of the Whanganui River

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease late this morning. In the 2 hours from 9am to11am today (Friday), a further 20 to 30mm is forecast to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne

FORECAST

A period of heavy rain is expected to continue until early this eveing. In the 9 hours from 9am until 6pm today (Friday), a further 150 to 200mm of rain is forecast for the eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty and also the Gisborne ranges, and 80 to 110mm elsewhere. Peak intensities of 25 to 40mm per hour, especially about the ranges, with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

The Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to continue through this afternoon then ease by this evening. In the 6 hours from 9am to 3pm today (Friday), a further 40 to 60mm of rain is possible on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane

FORECAST

Southerly gales are expected to during this afternoon, and becoming severe by evening. From about 4pm to midnight today (Friday), expect gusts of 130km/h in exposed places.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Taranaki

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Friday 12-May-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:42 pm 11-May-2017

Heavy rain for central parts of New Zealand

A front is moving slowly eastwards across the North Island tonight and during Friday. Cyclone Donna is expected to pass just east of Northland and Auckland on Friday before moving away to the east. A period of heavy northerly rain is expected over much of central and northern New Zealand ahead of the front. For parts of Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne, 200 to 250mm of rain may accumulate, while lower lying parts of Bay of Plenty may receive 100 to 140mm of rain. Note, localised downpours with intensities of 25 to 40mm per hour are likely in these areas, and other North Island areas as detailed in the Severe Weather Watch.

This amount of rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and may cause surface flooding and slips. Driving conditions will also be hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki

FORECAST

Heavy northerly rain should continue to ease tonight. In the 3 hours from 9pm to midnight Thursday, a further 20mm may accumulate in addition to what has already fallen.

AREA/S AFFECTED

From Waitomo to Taupo and Tongariro across to the Headwaters of the Whanganui River

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease late Friday morning. In the 12 hours from 9pm Thursday until 9am Friday, a further 70 to 90mm is forecast to accumulate, in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne

FORECAST

A period of heavy rain is expected from Thursday night. In the 21 hours from 9pm Thursday until 6pm Friday, 200 to 250mm is forecast for the eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty and also the Gisborne ranges, and 100 to 140mm elsewhere. Peak intensities of 25 to 40mm per hour during Friday, especially about the ranges.

AREA/S AFFECTED

The Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy overnight. In the 12 hours from midnight Thursday to midday Friday 70 to 90mm is possible. Peak intensities 25 to 35mm per hour.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Friday 12-May-2017


EVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:10 am 11-May-2017

Heavy rain for central parts of New Zealand

A front, currently slow-moving over the northwest of the South Island, moves slowly eastwards across the North Island later today and during Friday. A period of heavy northerly rain is expected over much of central and northern New Zealand ahead of the front. An additional 80mm of rain is possible about the ranges of Nelson through to this afternoon. Further north, Mount Taranaki and parts of Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne are forecast to receive 150 to 200mm of rain, while lower lying parts of Bay of Plenty and across the central North Island High Country to the headwaters of the Whanganui River may receive 100 to 140mm of rain. Note, localised downpours with intensities of 25 to 40mm per hour are likely in these areas, and other North Island areas as detailed in the Severe Weather Watch.

This amount of rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and may cause surface flooding and slips. Driving conditions will also be hazardous.

Meanwhile, as the remnants of Cyclone Donna drift southwards and out of the tropics, they are expected to move into a more favourable environment and the low is expected to deepen. There remains some uncetainty, but this low may pass near to the east of the North Island during Friday or early Saturday as it tracks southwards. As a result, further heavy and strong winds may affect parts of northern New Zealand. MetService Meteorolgists are monitoring this situation closely in case additional Severe Weather Warnings or Watches are required. Please keep up to date with forecasts.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson

FORECAST

Heavy rain continues until this afternoon. In the 7 hours from 9am until 4pm Thursday, a further 50 to 80mm is forecast about the ranges and 30 to 60mm elsewhere in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: 2600 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki

FORECAST

Heavy northerly rain is expected to ease tonight. In the 15 hours from 9am until midnight Thursday, 150 to 200mm is forecast about the Mountain and 80 to 120mm elsewhere. These amounts are in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 30 to 40mm per hour about the Mountain this afternoon and evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

From Waitomo to Taupo and Tongariro across to the Headwaters of the Whanganui River

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease late Friday morning. In the 24 hours from 9am Thursday until 9am Friday, 100 to 140mm is forecast to accumulate. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour tonight and during Friday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne

FORECAST

A period of heavy rain is expected from this evening. In the 21 hours from 9pm Thursday until 6pm Friday, 150 to 200mm is forecast for the eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty and also the Gisborne ranges, and 100 to 140mm elsewhere. Peak intensities of 25 to 40mm per hour during Friday, especially about the ranges.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Thursday 11-May-2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:24 pm 29-Apr-2017 

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty 

A trough, preceded by a moist north to northwest flow, will bring periods of rain to much of the North Island tonight and Sunday morning. The heaviest rain is expected about the Bay of Plenty, where 140mm could accumulate from this evening through to midday Sunday.

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

Note, a Severe Weather Watch is also in force for a number of other areas likely to experience heavy rain tonight and Sunday.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty, especially about the eastern ranges

FORECAST 

Periods of heavy rain are expected through to midday Sunday. In the 16 hours from 8pm Saturday to midday Sunday, expect 100 to 140mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour Sunday morning with thunderstorms.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Sunday 30-Apr-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:45 am 29-Apr-2017

Heavy rain for Bay of Plenty

A trough, preceded by a moist north to northwest flow, will bring periods of rain to much of the North Island today and Sunday morning. The heaviest rain is expected about the Bay of Plenty, where 140mm could accumulate from this evening through to midday Sunday.

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

Note, a Severe Weather Watch is also in force for a number of other areas likely to experience heavy rain today and Sunday.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty, especially about the eastern ranges

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this evening. In the 18 hours from 6pm Saturday to midday Sunday, expect 100 to 140mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 25 to 35mm per hour Sunday morning with thunderstorms.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Saturday 29-Apr-2017

 


ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:12 am 13-Apr-2017

Cyclone Cook expected to bring further heavy rain and severe gales to parts of the North Island.

Cyclone Cook is expected to make landfall over Bay of Plenty this evening and move southwards reaching Wellington or Wairarapa in the early hours of Friday morning. On this track, damaging severe gales with gusts of 150 km/h or more are possible, affecting regions from Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, down to Wellington. Coastal areas of eastern Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty may see large waves of 5 metres or more, storm surges near the centre of Cyclone Cook, coastal inundation and erosion.

In addition, heavy rain is falling over parts of the country. Further rainfall accumulations could exceed 100mm in Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula, with lesser amounts in other areas, before Cyclone Cook moves away to the south this evening.

People should be aware that this is a very significant event and is likely to produce widespread flooding, slips and wind damage, including to powerlines and may even lift roofs and bring down large trees. Driving conditions are likely to be hazardous, so people will need to take extra care on the roads, and even consider altering their Easter travel plans.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease later this morning. In the 3 hours from 9am to midday today, a further 20 to 40mm is forecast to accumulate in addition to what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 15 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland, including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Further heavy rain is expected today, especially in the east of the region. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm today, 60 to 80mm of rain may accumulate, but Great Barrier Island could get 70 to 100mm, in addition to what has already fallen. The heaviest falls are expected from around 3pm when rainfall rates could reach 30 to 40mm per hour with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease tonight. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm today, 80 to 120mm is forecast to accumulate, in addition to what has already fallen. The heaviest falls are expected from around 3pm, when rainfall rates could reach 25 to 50mm or more with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease tonight. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm today, 70 to 90mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. The heaviest falss are expected later this afternoon and evening, when rainfall rates could reach 25 to 35mm per hour with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mount Taranaki, Tongariro National Park and Taupo

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected today and should ease tonight. In the 15 hours from 9am today to midnight tonight, 70 to 90mm of rain may accumulate. The heaviest falls are expected from later this afternoon when rainfall rates could reach 25 to 35mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Kaikoura Coast and Ranges

FORECAST

A brief burst of heavy rain is expected early Friday morning. In the 6 hours from 3am to 9am Friday morning, 50 to 70mm of rain may accumulate, especially about the ranges. Maximum rainfall rates 15 to 25mm per hour.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland including Great Barrier Island, Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

From late this afternoon until this evening, severe gales with gusts of 120 km/h or more are possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

From this afternoon until late this evening, severe gales with gusts of 150 km/h or more are possible. Also, coastal areas in the east can expect large waves of 5 metres or more during this time, with storm surges near the centre of Cyclone Cook, and possible inundation and coastal erosion.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taumarunui, Taupo, Taihape,Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington

FORECAST

From this evening until early Friday morning, severe gales with gusts of 140 km/h or more are possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

FORECAST

From this evening to early Friday morning, severe gales are possible with gusts of 140km/h or more.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wairarapa

FORECAST

From this evening until early Friday morning severe gales are possible with gusts of 140km/h or more.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: North Otago, Dunedin and Clutha

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Thursday 13-Apr-2017

 


ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:51 pm 12-Apr-2017

Heavy rain for many parts of New Zealand. Cyclone Cook expected to bring severe gales to parts of the North Island.

A low lies slow moving west of the South Island directing a moist and unsettled northeasterly airstream over New Zealand. Heavy rain is now falling over parts of the country and is expected to continue into Thursday. Further rainfall accumulations could exceed 160mm over Bay of Plenty and Taupo during this time, with lesser amounts in other areas.

Cyclone Cook is expected to make landfall over the Coromandel Peninsula or western Bay of Plenty Thursday afternoon and move southwards reaching Wellington in the early hours of Friday morning. On this track, damaging severe gales with gusts of 150 km/h or more are possible, affecting regions from Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, down to Wellington. Eastern coastal areas of Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty may see large waves of 5 metres or more, storm surges near the centre of Cyclone Cook, coastal inundation and erosion. The precise track of the Cyclone centre may change as the system approaches.

People should be aware that this is a very significant event and is likely to produce widespread flooding, slips and wind damage, including to powerlines and may even lift roofs and bring down large trees. Driving conditions are likely to be hazardous, so people will need to take extra care on the roads, and even consider altering their Easter travel plans.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from Wednesday evening until Thursday midday. In the 16 hours from 8pm today to midday Thursday, a further 80 to 100mm is forecast to accumulate in addition to what has already fallen, especially in the east. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland, including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from Wednesday evening until Thursday evening. In the 20 hours from 8pm Wednesday to 4pm Thursday, 90 to 120mm is forecast to accumulate, but Great Barrier Island could get 150 to 180mm, in addition to what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty Rotorua and Taupo

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from Wednesday evening until Thursday evening. In the 24 hours from 8pm Wednesday to 8pm Thursday, 120 to 160mm is forecast to accumulate, in addition to what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from this evening until Thursday evening. In the 24 hours from 8pm Wednesday until 8pm Thursday, 100 to 120mm of rain may accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 25 to 35mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mount Taranaki and Tongariro National Park

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from this evening until Thursday evening. In the 24 hours from 8pm Wednesday evening until 8pm Thursday, 100 to 120mm of rain may accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 25 to 35mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

North Otago, Dunedin and Clutha

FORECAST

Rain is expected to ease Thursday morning. In the 16 hours from 8pm today to midday Thursday, a further 50 to 60mm is forecast to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 15mm per hour. Note, a further period of heavy rain is likely Friday afternoon.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland including Great Barrier Island, Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

From Thursday afternoon until Thursday evening, severe gales with gusts of 120 km/h or more are possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

From Thursday afternoon until Thursday evening, severe gales with gusts of 150 km/h or more are possible. Also, coastal areas in the east can expect large waves of 5 metres or more during this time, with storm surges near the centre of Cyclone Cook, and possible inundation and coastal erosion.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taumarunui, Taupo, Taihape,Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington

FORECAST

From Thursday evening until early Friday morning, severe gales with gusts of 140 km/h or more are possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

FORECAST

From Thursday afternoon until Thursday night severe gales are possible with gusts of 140km/h or more.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wairarapa

FORECAST

From Thursday evening until early Friday morning severe gales are possible with gusts of 140km/h or more.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Buller

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Nelson

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Richmond and Bryant Ranges, also the Marlborough Sounds

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Thursday 13-Apr-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

 

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:58 am 12-Apr-2017

 

Heavy rain for many parts of New Zealand. Cyclone Cook expected to bring severe gales to parts of the North Island.

 

A low lies slow moving west of the South Island directing a moist and unsettled northeasterly airstream over New Zealand. Heavy rain is now falling over parts of the country and is expected to continue into Thursday or even Friday in some regions. Rainfall accumulations could exceed 200mm over Bay of Plenty and Taupo during this time, with lesser amounts in other areas.

 

Cyclone Cook is expected to make landfall somewhere over the Coromandel Peninsula or western Bay of Plenty late Thursday afternoon or evening and move southwards reaching Wellington in the early hours of Friday morning. On this track, damaging severe gales with gusts of 150 km/h or more are possible, affecting regions from Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, down through the central North Island and into Wellington. Eastern coastal areas of Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty may see large waves of 5 metres or more, storm surges near the centre of Cyclone Cook, coastal inundation and erosion. The precise track of the Cyclone centre may change as the system approaches.

 

People should be aware that this is a very significant event and is likely to produce widespread flooding, slips and wind damage, including to powerlines and may even lift roofs. Driving conditions are likely to be hazardous, so people will need to take extra care on the roads, and even consider altering their Easter travel plans.

 

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

 

Periods of heavy rain are expected from today until Thursday evening. In the 33 hours from 9am today to 6pm Thursday, 110 to 150mm is forecast to accumulate, especially in the east. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland, including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

 

Periods of heavy rain are expected from today until Thursday evening. In the 33 hours from 9am today to 6pm Thursday, 120 to 160mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour with thunderstorms possible.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

FORECAST

 

Periods of heavy rain are expected from today (Wednesday) until Thursday night. In the 39 hours from 9am Wednesday to midnight Thursday, 150 to 250mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm with thunderstorms possible.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

 

Periods of heavy rain are expected from today (Wednesday) until early Friday morning. In the 33 hours from midday today until 9pm Thursday evening, 100 to 150mm of rain may accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 25 to 35mm per hour.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Mount Taranaki and Tongariro National Park

FORECAST

 

Periods of heavy rain are expected from today (Wednesday) until early Friday morning. In the 39 hours from midday today until 3am Friday morning, 120 to 200mm of rain may accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 25 to 35mm per hour.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller

FORECAST

 

Heavy rain is expected to ease later this (Wednesday) morning. Until 11am this morning, a further 20 to 30mm of rain accumulate about the ranges on top of what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 15 to 20mm per hour.

 

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson

FORECAST

 

Heavy rain is expected to ease early Wednesday afternoon. In the 5 hours from 9am to 2pm today (Wednesday), a further 30 to 60mm of rain may accumulate about the ranges on top of what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour.

 

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Richmond and Bryant Ranges, also the Marlborough Sounds

FORECAST

 

Heavy rain is expected to ease this (Wednesday) afternoon. In the 7 hours from 9am to 4pm today, a further 40 to 60mm is forecast to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 25mm per hour.

 

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

North Otago, Dunedin and Clutha

FORECAST

 

Periods of heavy rain are expected until early Thursday morning. In the 27 hours from 9am today to midday Thursday, 100 to 120mm is forecast to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 15mm per hour. Note, a further period of heavy rain is likely on Friday.

 

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

 

STRONG WIND WARNING

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland including Great Barrier Island, Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

 

From Thursday afternoon until midnight Thursday, severe gales with gusts of 140 km/h or more are possible.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

 

From Thursday afternoon until midnight Thursday, severe gales with gusts of 150 km/h or more are possible. Also, coastal areas in the east can expect large waves of 5 metres or more during this time, with storm surges near the centre of Cyclone Cook, and possible inundation and coastal erosion.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taumarunui, Taupo, Taihape,Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington

FORECAST

 

From Thursday evening until early Friday morning, severe gales with gusts of 140 km/h or more are possible.

 

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

 

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Westland

 

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Wednesday 12-Apr-2017

 

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:08 pm 11-Apr-2017

Heavy rain for many parts of New Zealand

A slow-moving low lies over the eastern Tasman Sea. Its associated front is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to the north and west of the South Island, also Otago, then spread to the North Island on Wednesday. The rain over parts of the North Island is espected to continue into Thursday or even Friday in some regions. Rainfall accumulations could exceed 200mm over Bay of Plenty and Taupo over 45 hours from late Wednesday morning, with lesser amounts in other areas.

Further, Cyclone Cook is expected to cross from Coromandel Peninsula to Wellington during Thursday evening and Friday morning with further heavy rain, large swells and an area of damaging severe gales. The precise track of the low centre may change as the cyclone approaches, but it's likely that a number of regions in the North Island will be affected, and additional Warnings and Watches for both Heavy Rain and Severe Gales will probably be issued on Wednesday.

People should be aware that the heavy rain forecast will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and may cause flooding and slips. Driving conditions could also be hazardous, so people will need to take extra care on the roads, and even consider altering their Easter travel plans.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

North Otago, Dunedin and Clutha

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy tomorrow morning. In the 27 hours from 3am Wednesday to 6am Thursday, 80 to 120mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 15mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Westland

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease Wednesday morning. In the 11 hours from 9pm Tuesday to 8am Wednesday, expect 50 to 80mm to accumulate about the ranges with lesser amounts in lower areas. This amount is in addition to what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 15 to 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease late Wednesday morning. In the 14 hours from 9pm Tuesday to 11am Wednesday, expect 70 to 110mm to accumulate about the ranges with lesser amounts in lower areas. This amount is in addition to what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 15 to 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease early Wednesday afternoon. In the 17 hours from 9pm Tuesday to 2pm Wednesday, 150 to 200mm is forecast to accumulate about the ranges, and lesser amounts in lower areas. This amount is in addition to what has already fallen. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Richmond and Bryant Ranges, also the Marlborough Sounds

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to ease Wednesday afternoon. In the 19 hours from 9pm Tuesday to 4pm Wednesday, 80 to 110mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 25mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from late Wednesday morning into Friday. In the 45 hours from 9am Wednesday to 6am Friday, 200 to 250mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland, including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to develop Wednesday morning. In the 36 hours from 9am Wednesday to 9pm Thursday, 120 to 160mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to develop Wednesday afternoon. In the 27 hours from 3pm Wednesday to 6pm Thursday, 110 to 150mm is forecast to accumulate, especially in the east. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour with thunderstorms possible.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Wednesday 12-Apr-2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:47 am 11-Apr-2017

Heavy rain expected for many parts of New Zealand.

A low moving southeast over the Tasman Sea is expected to become slow-moving later today. Its associated front is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to the north and west of the South Island and also Otago later today and early tomorrow then spread to the North Island later Wednesday. The rain over parts of the North Island is espected to continue into Thursday and possibly Friday. Rainfall accumulations could exceed 200mm over Bay of Plenty and Taupo over 48 hours from midday Wednesday, with lesser amounts in other areas.

Further, the remains of Tropical Cyclone Cook are likely to cross from about Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay Thursday night or Friday with further heavy rain, large swells and an area of damaging severe gales. The precise track of the low centre is uncertain at this stage and more details will be added in the following days.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Buller and Westland

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy today. In the 21 hours from 11am Tuesday expect 100 to 140mm to accumulate about the ranges with lesser amounts in lower areas. Maximum rainfall rates 15 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northwest Nelson

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this afternoon. In the 18 hours from 4pm Tuesday 150 to 200mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Richmond and Bryant Ranges and Marlborough Sounds

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this evening. In the 18 hours from 8pm Tuesday 80 to 110mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Eastern Otago

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy tomorrow morning. In the 27 hours from 3am Wednesday 80 to 120mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 15mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty Taupo

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected from about midday tomorrow to midday Friday. In the 48 hours from midday Wednesday 200 to 250mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm with thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland Great Barrier Island Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to develop tomorrow. In the 18 hours from midday Wednesday 80 to 100 mm is forecast to accumulate. Maximum rainfall rates 30 to 40mm per hour with thunderstorms possible. Further heavy rain may develop later on Thursday.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Tuesday 11-Apr-2017


Heavy rain for parts of the North Island easing from the west overnight Wednesday, but continuing about the Kaikoura Coast and Banks Peninsula with southwest gales.

A deep low is moving southeast across central New Zealand overnight tonight, and is expected to lie to the east of the Banks Peninsula on Thursday. It is followed by a ridge of high pressure on Friday. Heavy rain is expected to continue until the passage of the low in the early hours of Thursday morning, but continue about parts of Marlborough and Canterbury through to Thursday night. The heaviest rain is expected in Bay of Plenty through to about dawn Thursday with the potential for thunderstorms and downpours producing hourly rainfall rates of 25 to 45mm. For the South Island, the heaviest rain is expected about the Kaikoura Coast and Banks Peninsula until Thursday night.

People are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams, surface flooding and slips.

In addition, southwest gales are expected over Banks Peninsula and the Kaikoura Coast from Thursday morning to Thursday night, with gusts of 130 km/h in exposed places. Winds of this strength could cause damage to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and make driving hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Further bursts of heavy rain are expected until midnight Wednesday. In the 4 hours from 8pm, a further 20 to 40mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially on the ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour and thunderstorms are possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until early Thursday morning.

For area west of Whakatane, in the 5 hours from 8pm today to 1am Thursday, a further 30 to 60mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities of 20 to 35mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

For the area from Whakatane eastwards, in the 10 hours from 8pm today to 6am Thursday, a further 70 to 120mm of rain may accumulate, especially on the ranges. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki

FORECAST

Heavy rain or showers should continue until midnight tonight (Wednesday). In the 4 hours from 8pm to midnight tonight, a further 40 to 60mm may accumulate on Mt Taranaki, with 20 to 30mm elsewhere. Peak intensities 10 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Tararua Range

FORECAST

Rain is expected to continue until early Thursday morning. In the 6 hours from 8pm today to 2am Thursday, a further 50 to 60mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 10 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Kaikoura Coast

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected until Thursday morning. In the 10 hours from 8pm today to 6am Thursday, 60 to 90mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Banks Peninsula

FORECAST

Rain becoming heavy overnight tonight, and continue through to Thursday night. In 23 hours from 1am to midnight Thursday, 100 to 130mm may accumulate. Peak intensities 10 to 15mm per hour.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Kaikoura Coast and Banks Peninsula

FORECAST

Severe gale southwesterlies are expected to develop Thursday morning and persist into Thursday night. Gusts of 130 km/h expected in exposed places.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Northland

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Auckland including Great Barrier Island

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Hawkes Bay

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Wairarapa away from the Tararua Ranges

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Waikato and Waitomo

However, further scattered heavy showers are expected until midnight Wednesday.

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Taumarunui, Taupo, Taihape and the Whanganui District including Tongariro National Park

However, further scattered heavy showers are expected until midnight Wednesday.

STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Nelson and Buller

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Thursday 06-Apr-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:20 pm 04-Apr-2017

Heavy rain for many parts of the North Island and the upper South Island, and strong winds across central New Zealand

A deepening low over the Tasman Sea is forecast to cross central New Zealand overnight Wednesday and early Thursday morning and move away to the southeast later Thursday. Heavy rain has already fallen in many places and is expected to continue until the passage of the low early Thursday morning. The heaviest rain is expected from Northland to Whanganui, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, the Central North Island High Country, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay,Wairarapa and the Kaikoura Coast. Rainfall totals could exceed 250mm in some areas. There is also potential for thunderstorms and downpours with hourly rainfall rates of 25 to 45mm.

This is a significant amount of rain and people are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams, flooding and slips.

In addition, strong southeasterly winds are forecast about central New Zealand. Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Nelson and Buller are expected to have the strongest winds, where gusts could reach 120 km/h in exposed places for a time during Wednesday. Winds of this strength could cause damage to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and make driving hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 25 hours from 8pm today until 9pm Wednesday, 100 to 130mm of rain may accumulate, however more than 160mm is possible about the hills in the north and east of the region. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls should continue until late Wednesday evening. In the 26 hours from 8pm today until 10pm Wednesday, 120 to 180mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls is expected to continue until late Wednesday evening. In the 27 hours from 8pm today until 11pm Wednesday, 100 to 150mm of rain or possibly more may accumulate. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Rain with heavy is forecast to continue until midnight Wednesday. In the 28 hours from 8pm today until midnight Wednesday, 150 to 200mm may accumulate on the ranges, with lesser amounts of 100 to 150mm possible elsewhere. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday morning. For area west of Whakatane, in the 30 hours from 8pm today to 2am Thursday, 150 to 220mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm and thunderstorms possible.

For the area from Whakatane eastwards, in the 34 hours from 8pm today to 6am Thursday, 200 to 300mm of rain may accumulate, especially on the ranges. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki

FORECAST

Heavy rain is forecast to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 27 hours from 8pm today until 11pm Wednesday, a further 200 to 300mm of rain may accumulate on the Mountain, and 120 to 160mm elsewhere, on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 20 to 35mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taumarunui, Taupo, Taihape and the Whanganui District including Tongariro National Park

FORECAST

Heavy rain is forecast to continue until overnight Wednesday. In the 29 hours from 8pm today to 1am Thursday, 150mm to 260mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially about the hills and ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne

FORECAST

Heavy rain, mainly south of Tolaga Bay, is expected to ease in the early hours of Wednesday morning. In the 7 hours, from 8pm today to 3am Wednesday, a further 50 to 80mm expect on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 10 to 15mm per hour.

Please note, further heavy northerly rain is expected about the higher ranges from Wednesday evening to early Thursday morning, 100 to 150mm of rain may accumulate from 6pm Wednesday to 6am Thursday. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Hawkes Bay

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until the early hours of Wednesday morning. In the 9 hours from 8pm today until 5am Wednesday, expect a further 60 to 90mm to accumulate with the heaviest accumulations about the ranges and the coastal hills south of Cape Kidnappers. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Tararua Range

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until Wednesday afternoon. In the 19 hours from 8pm today to 3pm Wednesday, a further 100 to 150mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wairarapa away from the Tararua Ranges

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 16 hours from 8pm today until noon Wednesday, expect a further 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Kaikoura Coast

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy overnight tonight and then ease in the early hours of Thursday morning. In the 24 hours from 3am Wednesday to 3am Thursday, 100 to 150mm of rain may accumulate, with the heaviest accumulations about the ranges. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

FORECAST

Severe southeast gales gusting 120 km/h are expected during Wednesday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson and Buller

FORECAST

Severe southeast gales gusting 120 km/h are expected in exposed places during Wednesday morning and afternoon.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:30 am Wednesday 05-Apr-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 11:44 am 04-Apr-2017

Heavy rain for many parts of the North Island and the upper South Island, and strong winds across central New Zealand

This is an update to the Warning to include Taumarunui, Taupo, Taihape and the Kaikoura Coast for heavy rain.

A deepening low over the Tasman Sea is moving southeast towards the country. The low directs a moist northerly flow onto the North Island and a slow moving trough is expected to lie over the central North Island. The low is forecast to cross central New Zealand early Thursday morning, and then both the low and trough move away to the east and southeast. Heavy rain is already falling in many places, especially in the vicinity of the trough, and is expected to continue until the passage of the low and trough early Thursday morning. The heaviest rain is expected from Northland to Whanganui, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, the central plateau, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay,Wairarapa and the Kaikoura Coast. Rainfall totals could exceed 200mm in some areas. There is also potential for thunderstorms and downpours with hourly rainfall rates of 25 to 35mm or possibly more.

This is a significant amount of rain and people are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams, flooding and slips.

In addition, strong southeasterly winds are forecast about central New Zealand. Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Nelson and Buller are expected to have the strongest winds, where gusts could reach 120 km/h for a time on Wednesday. Winds of this strength could cause damage to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and make driving hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Rain is now falling and is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 30 hours from 3pm today until 9pm Wednesday, 120-180mm of rain may accumulate, however more than 180mm is possible about the hills in the north and east of the region. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy late this afternoon and to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 27 hours from 6pm today until 9pm Wednesday, 100-150mm of rain may accumulate, however more than 150mm is possible about the hills in the north and east of the region. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 36 hours from 11am today until 11pm Wednesday, 120-180mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy this afternoon and to continue until midnight Wednesday. In the 33 hours from 3pm today until midnight Wednesday, 200 to 300mm may accumulate on the ranges, with lesser amounts of 100 to 150mm possible elsewhere. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday morning. In the 43 hours from 11am today until 6am Thursday, 200 to 350mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki

FORECAST

Heavy rain is forecast to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 34 hours from 11am this morning until 9pm Wednesday, a further 200 to 350mm of rain may accumulate on the Mountain, and 100 to 150mm elsewhere, on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 20 to 35mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taumarunui, Taupo, Taihape and the Whanganui District

FORECAST

Heavy rain is forecast to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 37 hours from 11am this morning to midnight Wednesday, 150mm to 250mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially about the hills and ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until the early hours of Wednesday morning. In the 16 hours from 11am today until 3am Wednesday, expect a further 100 to 150mm to accumulate with the heaviest accumulations about the ranges and the coastal hills south of Cape Kidnappers. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Tararua Range

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 25 hours from 11am this morning to midday Wednesday, a further 150 to 200mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wairarapa away from the Tararua Ranges

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 25 hours from 11am today until noon Wednesday, expect a further 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Kaikoura Coast

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy overnight tonight and then to ease in the early hours of Thursday morning. In the 24 hours from 3am Wednesday to 3am Thursday, 100 to 150mm of rain may accumulate, with the heaviest accumulations about the ranges. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

FORECAST

Severe southeast gales gusting 120 km/h are expected during Wednesday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson and Buller

FORECAST

Severe southeast gales gusting 120 km/h are expected during Wednesday morning and afternoon.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Tuesday 04-Apr-2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:46 am 04-Apr-2017

Heavy rain for many parts of the North Island and strong winds across central New Zealand 

A deepening low over the Tasman Sea is moving southeast towards the country. The low directs a moist northerly flow onto the North Island and a slow moving trough is expected to lie over the central North Island. The low is forecast to cross central New Zealand early Thursday, and both the low and trough move away to the east and southeast. Heavy rain is already falling in many places, especially in the vicinity of the trough, and is expected to continue until the passage of the low and trough early Thursday morning. Regions from Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, the central plateau, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa are expected to recieve the largest rain accumulations. Totals could exceed 200mm in some areas. There is also potential for thunderstorms bringing downpours and hourly rainfall rates of 25 to 35mm or possibly more.

This is a significant amount of rain and people are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams, flooding and slips.

In addition, strong southeasterly winds are forecast about central New Zealand. Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Nelson and Buller are expected to have the strongest winds, where gusts could reach 120 km/h for a time on Tuesday. Winds of this strength could cause damage to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and make driving hazardous. 

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

 

Rain is now falling and is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 30 hours from 3pm today until 9pm Wednesday, 120-180mm of rain may accumulate, however more than 180mm is possible about the hills in the north and east of the region. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland

FORECAST 

Rain is forecast to become heavy this afternoon and to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 27 hours from 6pm today until 9pm Wednesday, 100-150mm of rain may accumulate, however more than 150mm is possible about the hills in the north and east of the region. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible. 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato and Waitomo

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 36 hours from 9am today until 9pm Wednesday, 120-180mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible. 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy this afternoon and to continue until midnight Wednesday. In the 33 hours from 3pm today until midnight Wednesday, 200 to 300mm may accumulate on the ranges, with lesser amounts 100 to 150mm possible elsewhere. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST 

Heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday morning. In the 45 hours from 9am today until 6am Thursday, 200 to 350mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Taranaki

FORECAST

Heavy rain is forecast to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 36 hours from 9am this morning until 9pm Wednesday, a further 200 to 350mm of rain may accumulate on the Mountain, and 100 to 150mm elsewhere, on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 20 to 35mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Whanganui District

FORECAST

Heavy rain is forecast to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 27 hours from 9am this morning to midday Wednesday, a further 120mm to 200mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour. Further heavy rain is possible overnight Wednesday to Thursday. 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Tararua Range

FORECAST 

Heavy rain is expected to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 27 hours from 9am this morning to midday Wednesday, a further 150 to 200mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until the early hours of Wednesday morning. In the 18 hours from 9am today until 3am Wednesday, expect a further 100 to 150mm to accumulate with the heaviest accumulations about the ranges and the coastal hills south of Cape Kidnappers. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wairarapa away from the Tararua Ranges

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 27 hours from 9am today until noon Wednesda, expect a further 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

FORECAST 

Severe southeast gales gusting 120 km/h are expected during Wednesday morning. 

AREA/S AFFECTED

Nelson and Buller

FORECAST 

Severe southeast gales gusting 120 km/h are expected during Wednesday morning and afternoon.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Tuesday 04-Apr-2017  


SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, GREAT BARRIER ISLAND,COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY OF PLENTY, ROTORUA, NELSON, WESTLAND,FIORDLAND, DUNEDIN, CLUTHA, SOUTHLAND ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 25-Mar-2017

POSSIBLE HEAVY RAIN OVER THE NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND, WESTERN NELSON AND SOUTHERN SOUTH ISLAND ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY

A slow-moving low in the Tasman Sea will direct a moist northeasterly flow over New Zealand during the weekend and on Monday. Rainbands embedded within the flow are likely to bring periods of heavy rain with possible thunderstorms to the northern half of the North Island, western Nelson, southern Westland and Fiordland during this time. Additionally, a slow-moving east to southeasterly rainband is likely to bring a priod of persistent rain to the south of the South Island on Sunday and Monday morning.

This Watch is for HEAVY RAIN possibly reaching warning criteria (e.g. 60-70mm in 9-12 hours, or 100mm in 24 hours) in the following areas...

NORTHLAND: From Sunday morning to Sunday evening, periods of heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, mainly in northern and eastern areas.

AUCKLAND: From Sunday morning to Monday morning, periods of heavy rain or showers, with possible thunderstorms. Heaviest falls are likely overnight Sunday and Monday morning.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA: From Sunday afternoon to Monday morning, periods of heavy rain with possible thunderstorms. Heaviest falls are likely overnight Sunday and Monday morning.

BAY OF PLENTY/ROTORUA: From Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon, periods of heavy rain with possible thunderstorms. Heaviest falls are likely on Monday.

WESTERN NELSON: From Saturday night to Monday morning, periods of heavy rain west of Motueka.

SOUTHERN WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: From Sunday morning to Monday morning, periods of heavy rain.

SOUTHLAND, CLUTHA and DUNEDIN: From Sunday afternoon to Monday morning, persistent rain may reach the lower warning criteria of 40-50mm in 12 hours relevant to these areas.

This Watch will be reviewed by 9pm Saturday 25 March 2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:53 pm 10-Mar-2017

Heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Northwest Nelson

A low over the Tasman Sea extends a slow-moving trough over northern New Zealand. Periods of heavy rain continue to affect the north of the North Island and northwest Nelson tonight and Saturday, with heavy thundery falls. Through into early Saturday morning, another 40-60mm may accumulate in Northland on top of what has already fallen, while for Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula another 60-90mm is likely through to mid-morning on Saturday. For Bay of Plenty, 100-120mm of rain may accumulate before easing during Saturday, and for Northwest Nelson, 70 to 100mm may accumulate from tonight through to late Saturday morning.

Rainfall in these areas, especially where there the ground is sodden from previous heavy rain, is likely to cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. It can also lead to flash flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease early Saturday morning. In the 9 hours from 9pm Friday to 6am Saturday, a further 40 to 60mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially in the east. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in downpours.

Note, further heavy rain is likely during Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease Saturday morning. In the 11 hours from 9pm Friday to 8am Saturday, another 60 to 90mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in downpours.

Note, further rain or showers are expected later Saturday and during Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease Saturday morning. In the 13 hours from 9pm Friday to 10am Saturday, another 60 to 90mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in downpours.

Note, further rain or showers are expected during Sunday, especially in the morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease around midday Saturday. In the 15 hours from 9pm Friday to midday Saturday, a further 90 to 120mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in downpours.

Note, further rain or showers are expected during Sunday, especially in the morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty about and east of Whakatane

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy tonight. In the 17 hours from 9pm Friday to 2pm Saturday, a further 90 to 120mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in downpours.

Note, further rain or showers are expected during Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northwest Nelson

FORECAST

A period of heavy northeasterly rain is expected from tonight through to mid-morning Saturday. In the 12 hours from 10pm Friday to 10am Saturday, expect 70 to 100mm to accumulate, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

Note, another period of heavy rain is likely from late Saturday evening until late Sunday morning.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3500 metres.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Saturday 11-Mar-2017


ISSUED BY MetService 10-Mar-2017

Heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Northwest Nelson

A low over the Tasman Sea extends a slow-moving trough over northern New Zealand. Periods of heavy rain continue to affect the north of the North Island and northwest Nelson through to Saturday, with heavy thundery falls. Through into early Saturday, 130mm may accumulate in Northland on top of what has already fallen, especially in the east. For Auckland, 80 to 100mm may accumulate from early this afternoon through to around dawn Saturday, especially in the south. Rain is expected to become heavy in Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty today, then ease during Saturday, and 90 to 140mm of rain may accumulate there. For Northwest Nelson, 70 to 100mm may accumulate from tonight through to late Saturday morning.

Rainfall in these areas, especially where there the ground is sodden from previous heavy rain, is likely to cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. It can also lead to flash flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected to ease early Saturday morning. In the 21 hours from 9am Friday to 6am Saturday, a further 100 to 130mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially in the east. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note, further heavy rain is likely during Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected today and Saturday morning, with the heaviest falls likely this afternoon, then again overnight. In the 18 hours from 1pm Friday to 7am Saturday, 80 to 100mm may accumulate, especially in the south. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note, further rain or showers are expected later Saturday and during Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to become heavy again early this afternoon. In the 21 hours from 1pm Friday to 10am Saturday, a further 100 to 140mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note, further rain or showers are expected during Sunday, especially in the morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this afternoon. In the 20 hours from 4pm Friday to midday Saturday, a further 100 to 140mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note, further rain or showers are expected during Sunday, especially in the morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty about and east of Whakatane

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this evening. In the 17 hours from 9pm Friday to 2pm Saturday, a further 90 to 120mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note, further rain or showers are expected during Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northwest Nelson

FORECAST

A period of heavy northeasterly rain is expected from tonight through to mid-morning Saturday. In the 12 hours from 10pm Friday to 10am Saturday, expect 70 to 100mm to accumulate, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

Note, another period of heavy rain is likely from late Saturday evening until late Sunday morning.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3500 metres.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Friday 10-Mar-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:04 pm 09-Mar-2017

Heavy rain for Northland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty.

A low over the Tasman Sea extends a slow-moving trough over northern New Zealand. Periods of rain continue in the northeast of the North Island through to Saturday, with heavy thundery falls. Through into early Saturday, 150-200mm may accumulate in Northland, especially in the east. Rain is expected to become heavy in Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty during Friday then ease later Saturday, where 90-140mm of rain may accumulate.

Rainfall in these already sodden areas is likely to cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. It can also lead to flash flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls, is expected to ease early Saturday morning, but may also ease for a time during early Friday morning. In the 33 hours from 9pm Thursday to 6am Saturday, expect 150 to 200mm of rain to accumulate, especially in the east. Peak intensities 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note, further heavy rain is likely during late Saturday and Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to become heavy again around the middle of Friday. In the 21 hours from 1pm Friday to 10am Saturday, a further 100 to 140mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen over the last few days. Peak intensities 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note further rain or showers are expected duirng late Saturday and Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy during Friday afternoon. In the 18 hours from 4pm Friday to 10am Saturday, 100 to 130mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen over the last few days. Peak intensities 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note further rain are expected during late Saturday and Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty about and east of Whakatane

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Friday evening. In the 15 hours from 9pm Friday to midday Saturday, 90 to 120mm may accumulate. Peak intensities 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Friday 10-Mar-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 09-Mar-2017

Heavy rain for Northland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty.

A low over the Tasman Sea extends a slow-moving trough over northern New Zealand. Periods of rain continue in the northeast of the North Island today, with heavy thundery falls in Northland. Through into early Saturday, 180-240mm may accumulate in Northland, especially in the east. During Friday, rain is expected to become heavy through Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, before easing during Saturday and 100-150mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen over the last few days.

Rainfall in these areas can produce flash flooding and cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. It can also lead to hazardous driving conditions.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Rain with heavy falls, is expected to ease early Saturday morning, but may also ease for a time during Friday morning. In the 45 hours from 9am Thursday to 6am Saturday, expect 180 to 240mm of rain to accumulate, especially in the east. Peak intensities 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note, further heavy rain is likely late Saturday and during Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Periods of rain are expected to continue through today, before becoming heavy again Friday morning. In the 21 hours from midday Friday to 9am Saturday, a further 120 to 140mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen over the last few days. Peak intensities 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note further heavy rain is likely late Saturday and Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy during Friday afternoon. In the 18 hours from 3pm Friday to 9am Saturday, 120 to 140mm may accumulate on top of what has already fallen over the last few days. Peak intensities 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note further heavy rain is likely late Saturday and Sunday.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty about and east of Whakatane

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Friday night. In the 15 hours from 9pm Friday to midday Saturday, 100 to 120mm may accumulate. Peak intensities 25mm per hour or possibly more in thunderstorms.

Note further heavy rain is likely late Saturday and Sunday.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Bay of Plenty

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Gisborne north of Tologa Bay

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Thursday 09-Mar-2017


Heavy rain for the central and upper North Island.

Updated to extend period of significant heavy rain for Auckland until this afternoon.

A low over the Tasman Sea extends slow moving fronts over northern New Zealand, which have brought heavy rain to the northeast of the North Island. Rain should continue today and tomorrow. The heaviest falls are likely to be in Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne. A further 60 to 90mm of rain could accumulate in a relatively brief period today, with localised thundery downpours. The initial burst of rain should ease this afternoon, but further rain is expected during Thursday and Friday, particularly in Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula, where a further 80 to 180mm could accumulate.

Rainfall in these areas can produce flash flooding and cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. It can also lead to adverse conditions for motorists.

People in the North Island are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecast and warnings.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to this afternoon. In the 5 hours from 9am until 2pm today, expect a further 50 to 80mm of rain on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25-40mm.

However another period of heavy rain is expected from about midday Thursday to Friday night. In the 36 hours from midday Thursday to midnight Friday, expect another 150 to 180mm of rain to accumulate, peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to early this afternoon. In the 5 hours from 9am to 2pm today (Wednesday), expect a further 50 to 80mm of rain on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25 to 40mm/hr.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne north of Tologa Bay

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to late this afternoon. In the 8 hours from 9am to 5pm today, expect a further 50 to 70mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 10 to 15mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland including Great Barrier Island

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to gradually ease this afternoon. In the 3 hours from 11am until 2pm this afternoon, expect a further 30 to 60mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 25 to 40mm per hour possible.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy Thursday morning. In the 16 hours from 8am Thursday to midnight Thursday, expect 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

Note, further heavy rain is likely during Friday.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Waikato

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Wednesday 08-Mar-2017


ISSUED BY MetService 08-Mar-2017

Heavy rain for the central and upper North Island.

Updated Wednesday morning to include Auckland in the heavy rain Warning and update the Warning for Coromandel Peninsula.

A low and associated fronts over the Tasman Sea are moving southeastwards, has brought heavy rain to the northeast of the North Island last night. Rain should continue today. The heaviest falls are likely to be in Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tolaga Bay. A further 60 to 90mm of rain could accumulate in a relatively brief period, with localised thundery downpours. Please note, that a Watch is in force for significant heavy rain for Northland, Waitomo, Taranaki, Taumarunui, Taupo, Gisborne south of Tolaga Bay and northern Hawkes Bay. The initial burst of rain should ease this afternoon, but further rain is expected during Thursday and Friday. Rainfall of this intensity can produce flash flooding and cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. It can also lead to adverse conditions for motorists.

People in the North Island are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecast and warnings.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue through to this afternoon. In the 7 hours from 7am until 2pm today, expect a further 60 to 90mm of rain on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 25-40mm.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected overnight. In the 18 hours from 8pm Tuesday till 2pm Wednesday, expect 100 to 130mm of rain to accumulate, possibly even 150mm in the west. Peak intensities of 25 to 40mm/hr overnight and Wednesday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne north of Tologa Bay

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected overnight and Wednesday morning. In the 17 hours from 9pm Tuesday till 2pm Wednesday expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected to continue this morning. In the 4 hours from 7am until 11am today, expect a further 30 to 60mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 25 to 40mm per hour.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected overnight. In the 10 hours from 8pm Tuesday till 6am Wednesday, expect 70 to 110mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 25-40mm overnight.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Wednesday 08-Mar-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 07-Mar-2017

Heavy rain for the central and upper North Island.

A low and associated fronts over the Tasman Sea are moving southeastwards, and will bring rain to much of the North Island. The heaviest falls are likely to be in Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Tolaga Bay. Up to 170mm of rain could accumulate in a relatively brief period, with localised thundery downpours. Please note, that a Watch is in force for significant heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Waitomo, Taranaki, Taumarunui, Taupo, Gisborne south of Tolaga Bay and northern Hawkes Bay. The initial burst of rain should ease during Wednesday, but further rain is expected during Thursday and Friday. Rainfall of this intensity can produce flash flooding and cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. It can also lead to adverse conditions for motorists.

People in the North Island are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecast and warnings.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected overnight. In the 10 hours from 8pm Tuesday till 6am Wednesday, expect 70 to 110mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 25-40mm overnight.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected overnight. In the 18 hours from 8pm Tuesday till 2pm Wednesday, expect 80 to 130mm of rain to accumulate, possibly even 170mm about the ranges. Peak intensities of 25-40mm overnight and early Wednesday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected overnight. In the 18 hours from 8pm Tuesday till 2pm Wednesday, expect 100 to 130mm of rain to accumulate, possibly even 150mm in the west. Peak intensities of 25 to 40mm/hr overnight and Wednesday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Gisborne north of Tologa Bay

FORECAST

Heavy rain is expected overnight and Wednesday morning. In the 17 hours from 9pm Tuesday till 2pm Wednesday expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Wednesday 08-Mar-2017


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 07-Mar-2017

Heavy rain for the central and upper North Island.

A low and associated fronts over the Tasman Sea are moving southeastwards, and will bring rain to much of the North Island. The heaviest falls are likely to be in Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, and a Heavy Rain Warning is now in place for these areas. Up to 150mm of rain could accumulate in a relatively brief period, with localised thundery downpours. Please note, that a Watch is in force for significant heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Waitomo, Taranaki, Taumarunui, Taupo, Gisborne and northern Hawkes Bay. The initial burst of rain should ease during Wednesday, but further rain is expected during Thursday and Friday. Rainfall of this intensity can produce flash flooding and cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. It can also lead to adverse conditions for motorists.

People in the North Island are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecast and warnings.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Waikato

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy this evening. In the 12 hours from 6pm today till 6am Wednesday, expect 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 25-40mm overnight.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy this evening. In the 18 hours from 6pm today till noon Wednesday, expect 80 to 130mm of rain to accumulate, possibly even 150mm about the ranges. Peak intensities of 25-40mm overnight and early Wednesday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty

FORECAST

Rain is forecast to become heavy tonight. In the 18 hours from 9pm tonight till 3pm Wednesday, expect 100 to 130mm of rain to accumulate, possibly even 150mm in the west. Peak intensities of 25 to 40mm/hr overnight and Wednesday morning

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Tuesday 07-Mar-2017


HEAVY RAIN WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Bay of Plenty, especially west of Kawerau, also eastern Waikato and Taupo

FORECAST

Further heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms are expected today and again during Saturday, especially in the afternoon. In the 36 hours 9am Friday to 9pm Saturday, expect 100 to 140mm on top of what has already fallen. Rainfall intensities may reach 15 to 25mm per hour at times with localised downpours of 25 to 40mm per hour possible in any thunderstorms, especially this afternoon and again Saturday afternoon.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Wairarapa, including the Tararua District and also the Tararua Ranges

FORECAST

Periods of heavy rain are expected today, easing early Saturday, although isolated heavy showers and thunderstorms are possible on Saturday afternoon and early evening. In the 21 hours from 9am today to 6am Saturday, expect 100mm about the ranges and eastern hills, with 50 to 80mm elsewhere. Heaviest falls from this afternoon to tonight with rates of 10 to 20mm per hour about the hills and ranges.

AREA/S AFFECTED

The Kaikoura Coast and Ranges

FORECAST

Rain is expected to become heavy this afternoon and then ease Saturday morning. In the 21 hours from midday today to 9am Saturday, expect 100 to 120mm about the ranges and 80mm nearer the coast. Heaviest falls from this evening through to early Saturday morning, with rates of 15 to 25mm per hour possible about the ranges.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Friday 17-Feb-2017

 

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 22-Jan-2017
Heavy rain for parts of the South Island, Mt Taranaki, the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty and the Tararua Range. Severe northwest gales for Wairarapa, Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds today and severe southwest gales for coastal Otago and Banks Peninsula late Sunday and early Monday.
A deep low is forecast to cross the South Island today (Sunday) bringing strong winds and rain to much of the country.

Further heavy rain is forecast for northern Buller and western Nelson through to late this afternoon, also about eastern Otago, Mt Taranaki and the Tararua Range through to early Monday morning, with 50 to 100mm expected in these areas on top of what has already fallen. People in these areas are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams and possible slips and surface flooding. Note, the rain is expected to ease in all other areas later this morning or afternoon.

Gales are expected over much of the country with the passage of the deep low. Severe north to northwest gales with gusts around 120 km/h are expected about Wairarapa, Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds today with severe south to southwest gales expected about coastal parts of Otago and Banks Peninsula late today and early Monday. Winds of this strength can cause damage to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and make driving hazardous.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED
Buller
FORECAST
Heavy rain is expected to become confined to the ranges north of Westport by early afternoon and then ease there late this afternoon or early evening. In the 8 hours from 9am to 5pm Sunday, expect a further 60 to 80mm of rain about the ranges north of Westport, with 40mm elsewhere, in addition to the rain that has already fallen.

FREEZING LEVEL: 2600 metres rising to 3000 metres Saturday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED
Northwest Nelson, west of Motueka
FORECAST
Further periods of heavy rain are expected through to late this afternoon, but this should become confined to the extreme western ranges and especially Kahurangi National Park by late morning. In the 8 hours hours from 9am to 5pm Sunday, expect a further 60 to 80mm of rain about the extreme western ranges and especially Kahurangi National Park on top of what has already fallen, with 30mm likely elsewhere.

FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres or more.

AREA/S AFFECTED
The remainder of Nelson, including the Richmond and Bryant Ranges and also the Marlborough Sounds
FORECAST
Heavy rain is expected to ease by early this afternoon. In the 4 hours from 9am to 1pm Sunday, expect around 40mm of rain about the ranges on top of what has already fallen, with around 20mm about lower lying areas including Nelson City.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED
Mt Taranaki
FORECAST
The heaviest rain has passed, however further periods of heavy rain or showers are expected through to early Monday morning. In the 18 hours from 9am Sunday to 3am Monday, expect another 80mm about Mt Taranaki.

AREA/S AFFECTED
Ranges of Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane
FORECAST
Rain is expected to ease by early this afternoon, with another 40 to 60mm likely in the 4 hours from 9am to 1pm today.

AREA/S AFFECTED
Otago, mainly in the south and east.
FORECAST
Rain, with locally heavy falls is expected to ease tonight. In the 15 hours from 9am to midnight Sunday, expect a further 50 to 70mm about the hills and ranges from Clutha to North Otago, including the hills of Dunedin, with another 40mm possible about lower lying areas.

FREEZING LEVEL: Around 2000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED
The Tararua Range
FORECAST
Rain is expected to become heavy towards midday today and should ease Monday morning. In the 18 hours from midday Sunday to 6am Monday, expect 80 to 100mm of rain. Heaviest falls of 15 to 20mm per hour this afternoon and evening.

STRONG WIND WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED
Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds
FORECAST
Severe northerly gales are expected through to this evening, with gusts of 120 km/h in exposed places.

AREA/S AFFECTED
Wairarapa, including the Tararua District
FORECAST
Severe northwest gales gusting 120 km/h in exposed places are expected for a time this afternoon and evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED
Coastal parts of Otago and also Banks Peninsula
FORECAST
South to southwest gales are expected to develop this evening and become severe for a time overnight with gusts of 120 km/h in exposed places then ease during Monday morning.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Westland
Rain should continue to ease this morning.

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane and also Rotorua
Rain is easing from the west this morning and amounts are no longer expeced to reach warning criteria.

STRONG WIND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Taranaki (mainly South Taranaki), Whanganui and Taihape
The warning is lifted however a Watch for west to northwest gales remains in force.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Sunday 22-Jan-2017

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING. 
 
ISSUED BY MetService 21-Jan-2017
Heavy rain for parts of the South Island, Mt Taranaki and the ranges of Bay of Plenty. Severe northerly gales for parts of central New Zealand, potentially damaging for Taranaki, Whanganui and Taihape.
A deep low is forecast to cross the upper South Island during Sunday, preceded by an active front which is expected to cross much of the country overnight Saturday and Sunday morning.
 
A period of heavy rain is forecast for Westland, Buller, Nelson, northern Marlborough, Otago, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty during this time. Between 100 and 180mm is likely about the ranges, with 50 to 80mm possible in lower lying areas. People in these areas are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams and possible slips and surface flooding.

 

Gales are expected over much of the country with the passage of the deep low. Severe northerly gales with gusts around 120 km/h are expected from Taranaki to Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds and damaging wind gusts of 140 km/h or more are possible for a time about South Taranaki, Whanganui and Taihape early Sunday morning. Winds of this strength can cause damage to trees, powerlines and possibly lift roofs and make driving hazardous.
 
HEAVY RAIN WARNING
 
AREA/S AFFECTED
 
Buller and Westland
FORECAST
Heavy rain is expected ease early Sunday afternoon. In the 18 hours from 8pm Saturday until 2pm Sunday, expect a further 80 to 120mm of rain about the ranges, with 40 to 70mm nearer the coast, in addition to the rain that has already fallen. Heaviest falls of 20mm per hour.
 
FREEZING LEVEL: 2600 metres rising to 3000 metres Saturday evening 
 
AREA/S AFFECTED
 
Northwest Nelson, west of Motueka, including lower lying parts of Golden Bay
 
FORECAST
 
Heavy rain is expected to ease early Sunday afternoon. In the 18 hours from 8pm Saturday until 2pm Sunday, expect 110 to 140mm of rain about the ranges and 70 to 80mm in coastal areas, in addition to the rain that has already fallen. Heaviest falls of 25mm per hour overnight Saturday or early Sunday.
 
FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres or more.
 
AREA/S AFFECTED
 
The remainder of Nelson, including the Richmond and Bryant Ranges and also the Marlborough Sound
 
FORECAST
 
Heavy rain is expected to ease early Sunday afternoon. In the 18 hours from 8pm Saturday until 2pm Sunday, expect around 100mm of rain about the ranges, with around 50mm about lower lying areas including Nelson City. Heaviest falls of 20mm per hour about the ranges between about midnight Saturday and 7am Sunday.
 
FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.
 
AREA/S AFFECTED
 
Taranaki
 
FORECAST
 
Heavy rain is expected to ease Sunday morning. In the 12 hours from 8pm Saturday to 8am Sunday, expect 120 to 150mm about Mt Taranaki with 50 to 70mm about lower lying parts of North Taranaki. Heaviest falls of 20 to 30mm per hour about the Mt Taranaki early Sunday morning.
 
AREA/S AFFECTED
 
Bay of Plenty, including Rotorua
 
FORECAST
 
Rain is expected to become heavy early Sunday morning then ease from the west around the middle of Sunday. In the 12 hours from 2am to 2pm Sunday, expect 80 to 100mm about the ranges, especially east of Whakatane, with 50mm likely about lower lying areas 
 
AREA/S AFFECTED
 
Otago, mainly in the south and east.
 
FORECAST
 
Rain is expected to become heavy overnight Saturday and then ease late Sunday. In the 21 hours from 1am to 10pm Sunday, expect 80 to 100mm about the hills and ranges from Clutha to North Otago, including the hills of Dunedin, with 50mm possible about lower lying areas.
 
FREEZING LEVEL: Around 2000 metres.
 
STRONG WIND WARNING
 
AREA/S AFFECTED
 
Taranaki (mainly South Taranaki), Whanganui and Taihape
 
FORECAST
 
Severe northerly gales are expected from Saturday night through to Sunday morning, with damaging gusts of 140 km/h or more for a time, especially early Sunday morning.
 
AREA/S AFFECTED
 
Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds
 
FORECAST
 
Severe northerly gales are expected from Sunday morning through to Sunday evening, with gusts of 120 km/h in exposed places.
 
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 am Sunday 22-Jan-2017

 

 


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService 21-Jan-2017 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Buller, Westland, Nelson, Marlborough, Taranaki, Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua, North Otago, Central Otago, Dunedin, Clutha, Taihape, Wanganui, Wellington

HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, MT TARANAKI AND THE RANGES OF BAY OF PLENTY. SEVERE NORTHERLY GALES FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND, POTENTIALLY DAMAGING FOR TARANAKI, WHANGANUI AND TAIHAPE.

A deep low is forecast to cross the upper South Island during Sunday, preceded by an active front which is expected to cross much of the country overnight Saturday and Sunday morning.

A period of heavy rain is forecast for Westland, Buller, Nelson, northern Marlborough, Otago, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty during this time. Between 100 and 180mm is likely about the ranges, with 50 to 80mm possible in lower lying areas. People in these areas are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams and possible slips and surface flooding.

Gales are expected over much of the country with the passage of the deep low. Severe northerly gales with gusts around 120 km/h are expected from Taranaki to Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds and damaging wind gusts of 140 km/h or more are possible for a time about South Taranaki, Whanganui and Taihape early Sunday morning. Winds of this strength can cause damage to trees, powerlines and possibly lift roofs and make driving hazardous.

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HEAVY RAIN WARNING

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AREA/S AFFECTED: BULLER AND WESTLAND

FORECAST:

Rain is expected to become heavy this evening and ease early Sunday afternoon. In the 21 hours from 5pm Saturday until 2pm Sunday, expect

100 to 140mm of rain about the ranges, with 50 to 80mm nearer the coast. Heaviest falls of 20mm per hour.

FREEZING LEVEL: 2600 metres rising to 3000 metres Saturday evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED: NORTHWEST NELSON, WEST OF MOTUEKA, INCLUDING LOWER LYING PARTS OF GOLDEN BAY

FORECAST:

Rain is expected to become heavy late this afternoon and ease early Sunday afternoon. In the 21 hours from 4pm Saturday until 1pm Sunday, expect 140 to 180mm of rain about the ranges and 80 to 100mm in coastal areas. Heaviest falls of 25mm per hour overnight Saturday or early Sunday.

FREEZING LEVEL: 3000 metres or more.

AREA/S AFFECTED: THE REMAINDER OF NELSON, INCLUDING THE RICHMOND AND BRYANT RANGES AND ALSO THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

FORECAST:

Rain is expected to become heavy Saturday evening and ease early Sunday afternoon. In the 18 hours from 7pm Saturday until 1pm Sunday, expect around 100mm of rain about the ranges, with around 50mm about lower lying areas including Nelson City. Heaviest falls of 20mm per hour about the ranges between about midnight Saturday and 7am Sunday.

FREEZING LEVEL: Above 3000 metres.

AREA/S AFFECTED: TARANAKI

FORECAST:

Rain is expected to becoming heavy this evening and then ease Sunday morning. In the 12 hours from 8pm Saturday to 8am Sunday, expect 120 to 150mm about Mt Taranaki with 50 to 70mm about lower lying parts of North Taranaki. Heaviest falls of 20 to 30mm per hour about the Mt Taranaki early Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED: BAY OF PLENTY, INCLUDING ROTORUA

FORECAST:

Rain is expected to become heavy early Sunday morning then ease from the west around the middle of Sunday. In the 12 hours from 2am to 2pm Sunday, expect 80 to 100mm about the ranges, especially east of Whakatane, with 50mm likely about lower lying areas.

AREA/S AFFECTED: OTAGO, MAINLY IN THE SOUTH AND EAST.

FORECAST:

Rain is expected to become heavy overnight Saturday and then ease late Sunday. In the 20 hours from 2am to 10pm Sunday, expect 80 to 100mm about the hills and ranges from Clutha to North Otago, including the hills of Dunedin, with 50mm possible about lower lying areas.

FREEZING LEVEL: Around 2000 metres.

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STRONG WIND WARNING

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AREA/S AFFECTED: TARANAKI (MAINLY SOUTH TARANAKI), WHANGANUI AND TAIHAPE

FORECAST:

Severe northerly gales are expected from Saturday night through to Sunday morning, with damaging gusts of 140 km/h or more for a time, especially early Sunday morning.

AREA/S AFFECTED: WELLINGTON AND THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

FORECAST:

Severe northerly gales are expected from Sunday morning through to Sunday evening, with gusts of 120 km/h in exposed places.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00pm Saturday 21-Jan-2017 Forecast prepared by: Andy Downs A service provided through a contract with the Crown

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