Weather Warnings Issues


Issued at 9:04pm Monday 14 Oct 2019

Heavy rain and severe gales for parts of central and northern New Zealand

A deep low is forecast to move southeastwards across the upper North Island during Tuesday, then move away to the east on Wednesday. Heavy rain and strong east to southeasterly winds associated with this system are expected for many parts of the North Island and upper South Island through to Wednesday.

The heaviest rain is expected in Northland, Coromandel Peninsula and northern Gisborne where Heavy Rain Warnings (Orange) are in force. Also, Bay of Plenty west of Te Puke has now been upgraded from a Heavy Rain Watch to a Warning (Orange). Heavy Rain Watches are in force for northeast Auckland, Bay of Plenty between Te Puke and Opotiki including Rotorua, the remainder of Gisborne not in the Warning area, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and eastern Marlborough.

In addition, the strongest winds are expected in Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato and western Bay of Plenty where Strong Wind Warnings (Orange) remain in force. Strong winds are also expected in Northland, and from southern Waikato to Manawatu, the remainder of Bay of Plenty not in the Warning area, and Strong Wind Watches are in force for these areas.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest Warnings and Watches in case any changes are made, or further areas are added.

Heavy Rain Warning – Orange

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Northland
Valid: 4 hours from 9:00pm Monday to 1:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect a further 30 to 40mm of rain to accumulate, especially in the east, on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour, and thunderstorms possible.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula, and Bay of Plenty west of Te Puke
Valid: 14 hours from 9:00pm Monday to 11:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain about the ranges, with 70 to 90mm nearer the east coast. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm per hour, especially about the ranges.
Changes: Bay of Plenty west of Te Puke has now been upgraded from a Watch to a Warning (Orange), and a Watch remains in force for the area east of Te Puke to Opotiki and now includes Rotorua. Also, the rain is expected to ease significantly late Tuesday morning, and although another period of brief heavy rain is possible Tuesday evening, it is no longer expected to reach Warning amounts, so the Warning is now only valid until 11am Tuesday instead of 11pm Tuesday.

Area: Gisborne from Tokomaru Bay northwards
Valid: 29 hours from 4:00am Tuesday to 9:00am Wednesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 120 to 150 mm of rain to accumulate during this time. Peak rates of 10 to 20 mm per hour.

Strong Wind Warning – Orange

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 7 hours from 9:00pm Monday to 4:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places during this time.

Area: Waikato from Cambridge northwards (especially near the Kaimai Ranges), and Bay of Plenty west of Matata
Valid: 11 hours from 9:00pm Monday to 8:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places during this time.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Tuesday 15 Oct 2019.

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Issued at 8:13pm Sunday 13 Oct 2019

Heavy rain and severe gales for parts of the upper North Island

A deep low is forecast to approach New Zealand from the northwest on Monday, and move southeast across the upper North Island during Tuesday. Heavy rain and strong east to southeast winds associated to this low are expected to affect the upper North Island during Monday and Tuesday.

The heaviest rain is expected in Coromandel Peninsula, where a Heavy Rain Warning (Orange) remains in force. Heavy rain is also expected to affect other parts of the upper North Island and Heavy Rain Watches have been issued.

The strongest winds are expected in Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato and western Bay of Plenty, and Strong Wind Warnings (Orange) remains in force for these areas. Strong winds are also expected in Northland, where a Strong Wind Watch is in force.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest Warnings and Watches in case any changes are made, or further areas are added.

Heavy Rain Warning – Orange

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 27 hours from 8:00pm Monday to 11:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain about the ranges, with 70 to 90mm nearer the east coast. Peak rates of 10 to 20mm/hr expected about the ranges. Please note, rain is expected to ease for a time Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Strong Wind Warning – Orange

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 14 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 8:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places during this time.

Area: Waikato north of Tirau (especially near the Kaimai Ranges), and Bay of Plenty west of Matata
Valid: 12 hours from 10:00pm Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places during this time.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 14 Oct 2019.

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NOT TO BE BROADCAST AFTER 10:00am Wednesday 04-Sep-2019

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

Issued by MetService at 8:19 pm Tuesday 03-Sep-2019

Heavy rain and northeasterly gales affecting northern parts of the North Island

A complex low and associated fronts are expected to move southeast across the North Island and the top of the South Island on Wednesday.

These features should bring northeasterly gales and periods of heavy rain to northern parts of the North Island.

A heavy rain warning is in force for western Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Ruatoria, and a heavy rain watch is in force for eastern Bay of Plenty,Coromandel Peninsula and Auckland. Also note, due to higher than normal tides over the next few days, there is a possibility of coastal inundation in areas exposed to strong northeast winds.

People are advised  to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any updates are made to the Watches or Warnings, or further areas are added.

Please note, the heavy rain watch for Northland and the strong wind watch for Auckland are now lifted.

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HEAVY RAIN WARNING – ORANGE

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Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Gisborne north of Ruatoria

Valid: 24 hours from 2:00 am Wednesday to 2:00 am Thursday

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 100 to 120mm of rain to accumulate during this period. Peak rates of 10 to 20 mm/h, and thunderstorms possible.

Area: Bay Of Plenty from Whakatane westwards, including Rotorua

Valid: 18 hours from 8:00 pm Tuesday to 2:00 pm Wednesday

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 80 to 120 mm of rain to accumulate during this period. Peak rates of 10 to 20 mm/h, with heaviest falls expected overnight Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and thunderstorms possible.

Please note, further heavy showers are expected during Thursday morning.

An update for severe weather will be issued by: 10:00 am Wednesday

04-Sep-2019

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Heavy rain and northeasterly gales affecting northern parts of the North Island

A complex low and associated fronts are expected to move onto the upper North Island today (Tuesday), then over the rest of the Island and the top of the South Island on Wednesday. These features should bring northeasterly gales and periods of heavy rain to northern parts of the North Island.

A heavy rain warning is now in force for western Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Ruatoria, and a heavy rain watch is force for eastern Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland and Northland. Meanwhile, a strong wind watch is still in force for Auckland. Also note, due to higher than normal tides over the next few days, there is a possibility of coastal inundation in areas exposed to strong northeast winds.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any updates are made to the Watches or Warnings, or further areas are added.

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Heavy Rain Warning – Orange

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Gisborne north of Ruatoria 
Valid: 24 hours from 2:00am Wednesday to 2:00am Thursday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 100 to 120mm of rain to accumulate during this period. Peak rates of 10 to 20 mm/h, and thunderstorms possible.

Area: Bay Of Plenty from Whakatane westwards, including Rotorua
Valid: 18 hours from 9:00pm Tuesday to 3:00pm Wednesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 80 to 120 mm of rain to accumulate during this period. Peak rates of 10 to 20 mm/h, with heaviest falls expected overnight Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and thunderstorms possible. Please note, further heavy showers are expected during Thursday morning.
Changes: upgrade to warning

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Tuesday 3 Sep 2019.

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Issued by MetService at 8:53pm Monday 24-Dec-2018

Heavy rain for Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne from Tolaga Bay northwards

A complex low pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea is forecast to move east across the upper North Island tonight and through Christmas Day. Fronts associated with this low are are spreading south across the North Island bringing periods of heavy rain to many places and thunderstorms are also possible. The heaviest rain is expected in Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne from Tolaga Bay northwards and a Heavy Rain Warning is in force.

This is likely to be a significant event for these areas, especially for parts of Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty, where further flooding is likely.

Note, the combination of the approaching low, strong onshore winds and King Tides late Monday and during Christmas Day could cause some coastal flooding about eastern coasts.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Northland
Valid: 3 hours from 8:00pm to 11:00pm Monday
Forecast: A period of heavy rain. A further 20 to 50mm of rain expected to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 15 to 20mm per hour or possibly higher. Rain easing from the north tonight, however showers are expected to continue during Christmas Day with isolated thunderstorms possible.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 12 hours from 8:00pm Monday to 8:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. A further 60 to 90mm expected to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour or possibly higher. Thunderstorms also possible.

Please note that showers are expected to continue behind the main rain band during Christmas Day with isolated thunderstorms possible.

Area: Bay Of Plenty, including Rotorua, also Gisborne from Tolaga Bay northwards
Valid: 14 hours from 8:00pm Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of rain, heavy at times. Expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially in areas west of about Whakatane. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

Please note that showers are expected to continue behind the main rain band during Christmas Day with isolated thunderstorms possible.

This warning will be updated by: 10:00am Tuesday 25-Dec-2018

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Issued by MetService at 9:50am Monday 24-Dec-2018

Heavy rain for Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne from Tolaga Bay northwards.

A complex low pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea is forecast to move east across the upper North Island today and through Christmas Day. Fronts associated with this low are expected to spread south across the North Island during this period bringing periods of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms to the northern districts. The heaviest rain is expected in Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne from Tolaga Bay northwards and a Heavy Rain Warning is in force.

This is likely to be a significant event for these areas, especially for parts of Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty, where further flooding is likely.

Note, the combination of the approaching low, strong onshore winds and King Tides late Monday and during Christmas Day could cause some coastal flooding about eastern coasts.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Northland
Valid: 12 hours from 9:00am to 9:00pm Monday
Forecast: A period of heavy rain. Expect 50 to 70mm. Peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour and possibly higher. Thunderstorms also possible.

Please note that showers are expected to continue behind the main rain band tonight and during Christmas Day with isolated thunderstorms possible.
Changes: .

Area: Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 21 hours from 9:00am Monday to 6:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 90 to 110mm to accumuate. Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour or possibly higher. Thunderstorms also possible.

Please note that showers are expected to continue behind the main rain band during Christmas Day with isolated thunderstorms possible.

Area: Bay Of Plenty, including Rotorua, also Gisborne from Tolaga Bay northwards
Valid: 24 hours from 12:00pm Monday to 12:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of rain, heavy at times. Expect 100 to 130mm to accumulate, especially in areas west of about Whakatane. Peak intensities 20 to 30mm per hour from early evening through into early morning, then rain gradually easing from the west.

Please note that showers are expected to continue behind the main rain band during Christmas Day with isolated thunderstorms possible.
Changes: Watch for heavy rain is now upgraded to a Warning

This warning will be updated by: 9:00pm Monday 24-Dec-2018

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Issued by MetService at 8:43am Saturday 04-Aug-2018

Periods of heavy rain for Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne

A front is expected to stay slow-moving about East Cape and Bay of Plenty through to Monday. A low is forecast to develop north of the Bay of Plenty today, then also remain slow-moving through to Monday. The front and low are expected to deliver a prolonged period of rain to Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, with heavy falls at times.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case other areas are added to the Warning.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Bay of Plenty east of Opotiki, and Gisborne north of Tolaga Bay
Valid: 55 hours from 8:00am Saturday to 3:00pm Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 200 to 250mm to accumulate about the ranges, and 150 to 200mm about lower lying areas during this time. These amounts are in addition to the rain that has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour.

Area: Bay of Plenty from Opotiki westwards
Valid: 30 hours from 5:00pm Saturday to 11:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 130 to 160mm to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour.
Note, further rain is possible on Monday.
Changes: Watch upgraded to a full Warning.

This warning will be updated by: 9:00pm Saturday 04-Aug-2018

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Issued by MetService at 2:21pm Sunday 29-Apr-2018

Heavy rain for Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and East Cape, also eastern Otago, and Canterbury south of the Rakaia.

NOTE: No change to the Warnings.

A complex low is bringing multiple bands of rain to northern and eastern parts of both islands, with embedded thunderstorms about Bay of Plenty. This low is expected to affect New Zealand through today (Sunday) and Monday, before slowly clearing on Tuesday.

The heaviest falls are expected about Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay, eastern Otago north of Otago Peninsula, and Canterbury south of the Rakaia.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula, and Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, including Rotorua
Valid: 9 hours from 2:00pm to 11:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Expect a further 60 to 90mm on top of what has already fallen, especially about Rotorua and the ranges. Rainfall intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr, but could reach 25 to 40mm/hr in thunderstorms.
Changes: Rainfall totals increased.

Area: Bay of Plenty about and east of Whakatane, Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay
Valid: 13 hours from 2:00pm Sunday to 3:00am Monday
Forecast: Expect a further 60 to 90mm of rain, mainly about East Cape and the Raukumara Range. Peak rates of 10 to 15mm/h, but could reach 25 to 40mm/hr in thunderstorms.

Area: Canterbury from the Rakaia southward
Valid: 4 hours from 2:00pm to 6:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Periods of rain are forecast to continue through to Sunday evening with some heavy falls. Expect another 20 to 30mm in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 5 to 8mm/hr.

Area: Dunedin and north Otago about and north of Otago Peninsula
Valid: 6 hours from 2:00pm to 8:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Steady rain is expected until this evening (Sunday), with a further 20 to 30mm on top of what has already fallen, mainly near the coast. Peak intensities of 5 to 8mm per hour

This warning will be updated by: 9:00pm Sunday 29-Apr-2018

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Issued by MetService at 8:21pm Saturday 28-Apr-2018

Heavy rain for Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty, and for Canterbury south of the Rakaia and for northwest Nelson and Marlborough.

A front from Coromandel Peninsula to Waikato is moving southwards, preceded by heavy rain and easterly gales. The heaviest falls are expected about Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty east of Te Kaha and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay, Canterbury south of the Rakaia, also northwest Nelson and Marlborough. The heavy rain warning for Auckland have been lifted but further localised heavy showers are possible. The heavy rain warning for Westland has also been lifted.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula, and Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, including Rotorua
Valid: 13 hours from 8:00pm Saturday to 9:00am Sunday
Forecast: A further 90 to 120mm possible, in addition to what has already fallen. Rainfall intensities of 10 to 20mm/hr, but possibly up to 25mm/hr tonight.

Area: Bay of Plenty east of Te Kaha, and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay.
Valid: 15 hours from 1:00am to 4:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Expect 80 to 100mm of rain. Peak rates of 10 to 15mm/h.

Area: Nelson west of Motueka
Valid: 17 hours from 8:00pm Saturday to 1:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Expect 80 to 100mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

Area: Richmond Ranges and eastern ranges of Marlborough north of Kaikoura
Valid: 18 hours from 9:00pm Saturday to 3:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Periods of rain with some heavy falls. Expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate with peak intensities around 15mm per hour.

Area: Canterbury from the Rakaia southward
Valid: 22 hours from 8:00pm Saturday to 6:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Periods of rain are forecast to continue through to Sunday evening with some heavy falls. Expect another 60 to 90mm in addition to what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

Warnings no longer in force

Heavy rain warning lifted for: Westland: Rain is now easing. A further 20 to 30mm possible overnight.

This warning will be updated by: 10:00am Sunday 29-Apr-2018

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Issued by MetService at 10:51am Saturday 28-Apr-2018

Watch and warning updated due to typo! Heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty, and for Canterbury south of the Rakaia and for Westland. Also, severe gales for Auckland with possible damaging gusts. Please note, that this Warning has been updated to include heavy rain for northwest Nelson, and the East Cape area.

A front is moving southwards over the upper North Island today, preceded by heavy rain and easterly gales. The heaviest falls are expected about Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty, Canterbury south of the Rakaia. This Warning has now been updated to include heavy rain for northwest Nelson, and Bay of Plenty east of Te Kaha and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay. Furthermore, east to northeast gales could become severe in Auckland, with possible damaging gusts especially this afternoon and evening.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Northland
Valid: 8 hours from 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday
Forecast: Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms and localised dowpours. 60 to 90mm, with peak intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr, but up to 35mm/hr in localised downpours with possible thunderstorms.
Changes: Watch upgraded to a Warning

Area: Auckland, including Great Barrier Island
Valid: 10 hours from 1:00pm to 11:00pm Saturday
Forecast: 60 to 80mm. Peak rainfall intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr, but up to 35mm/hr in localised downpours with possible thunderstorms.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula, and Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, including Rotorua
Valid: 22 hours from 11:00am Saturday to 9:00am Sunday
Forecast: 120 to 150mm. Rainfall intensities of 10 to 20mm/hr, but possibly up to 25mm/hr in the evening.

Area: Bay of Plenty east of Te Kaha, and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay.
Valid: 20 hours from 1:00am to 9:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Expect 100 to 130mm of rain. Peak rates of 10 to 15mm/h.
Changes: Watch upgraded to a warning

Area: Nelson west of Motueka
Valid: 24 hours from 1:00pm Saturday to 1:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Expect 100 to 150mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

Area: Westland
Valid: 20 hours from 10:00am Saturday to 6:00am Sunday
Forecast: 100 to 150mm about the ranges, with lesser amounts near the coast. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm/hr.

Area: Canterbury from the Rakaia southward
Valid: 13 hours from 10:00am to 11:00pm Saturday
Forecast: Expect 70 to 100mm. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

Strong Wind Warning

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Area: Auckland
Valid: 14 hours from 11:00am Saturday to 1:00am Sunday
Forecast: East to northeast severe gales gusting 120 km/h, or possibly more in exposed places.

This warning will be updated by: 9:00pm Saturday 28-Apr-2018

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Issued by MetService at 10:17am Saturday 28-Apr-2018

Heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty, and for Canterbury south of the Rakaia and for Westland. Also, severe gales for Auckland with possible damaging gusts. Please note, that this Warning has been updated to include heavy rain for northwest Nelson, and the East Cape area.

A front is moving southwards over the upper North Island today, preceded by heavy rain and easterly gales. The heaviest falls are expected about Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty, Canterbury south of the Rakaia. This Warning has now been updated to include heavy rain for northwest Nelson, and Bay of Plenty east of Te Kaha and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay. Furthermore, east to northeast gales could become severe in Auckland, with possible damaging gusts especially this afternoon and evening.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Northland
Valid: 8 hours from 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday
Forecast: Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms and localised dowpours. 60 to 90mm, with peak intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr, but up to 35mm/hr in localised downpours with possible thunderstorms.
Changes: Watch upgraded to a Warning

Area: Auckland, including Great Barrier Island
Valid: 10 hours from 1:00pm to 11:00pm Saturday
Forecast: 60 to 80mm. Peak rainfall intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr, but up to 35mm/hr in localised downpours with possible thunderstorms.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula, and Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, including Rotorua
Valid: 22 hours from 11:00am Saturday to 9:00am Sunday
Forecast: 120 to 150mm. Rainfall intensities of 10 to 20mm/hr, but possibly up to 25mm/hr in the evening.

Area: Nelson west of Motueka
Valid: 27 hours from 10:00am Saturday to 1:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Expect 100 to 150mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

Area: Westland
Valid: 20 hours from 10:00am Saturday to 6:00am Sunday
Forecast: 100 to 150mm about the ranges, with lesser amounts near the coast. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm/hr.

Area: Canterbury from the Rakaia southward
Valid: 13 hours from 10:00am to 11:00pm Saturday
Forecast: Expect 70 to 100mm. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/hr.

Strong Wind Warning

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Area: Auckland
Valid: 14 hours from 11:00am Saturday to 1:00am Sunday
Forecast: East to northeast severe gales gusting 120 km/h, or possibly more in exposed places.

This warning will be updated by: 9:00pm Saturday 28-Apr-2018

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Issued by MetService at 7:43pm Friday 27-Apr-2018

Heavy rain for Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty on Saturday and Sunday. Also, severe gales for Auckland with possible damaging gusts.

A front is forecast to move southwards over the upper North Island on Saturday, preceded by heavy rain and easterly gales. The heaviest falls are expected about Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty. East to northeast gales could become severe in Auckland, with possible damaging gusts especially in the evening.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Auckland, incl Great Barrier Island
Valid: 10 hours from 1:00pm to 11:00pm Saturday
Forecast: 60 to 80mm, mainly north of the city. Peak rainfall intensities of 15-25mm/hr, but could exceed 25mm/hr in localised downpours north of Orewa.
Changes: Watch has been upgraded to a Warning.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane
Valid: 24 hours from 1:00pm Saturday to 1:00pm Sunday
Forecast: 100 to 120mm. Rainfall intensities of 10 to 20mm/hr, but possibly up to 25mm/hr in the evening.

Strong Wind Warning

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Area: Auckland
Valid: 14 hours from 11:00am Saturday to 1:00am Sunday
Forecast: East to northeast severe gales gusting 120 km/h, or possibly more in exposed places.
Changes: Watch has been upgraded to a Warning.

This warning will be updated by: 10:00am Saturday 28-Apr-2018

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Issued by MetService at 9:55am Friday 27-Apr-2018

Heavy rain for Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty on Saturday.

A front is forecast to move over the upper North Island on Saturday, preceded by heavy rain and easterly gales. The heaviest falls are expected about the Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane
Valid: 24 hours from 1:00pm Saturday to 1:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Rain is expected to become heavy on Saturday and accumulations are expected to reach 100 to 120mm. Rainfall rates may reach 20mm an hour.

This warning will be updated by: 9:00pm Friday 27-Apr-2018

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