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Monday

For all the North Island
Mostly fine, but cloudy periods from Taranaki to Kapiti with a few light showers about the Tararua Range tomorrow. Gale northwesterlies developing in exposed places of Wellington and Wairarapa overnight.

Marlborough and Nelson
Fine, but cloud increasing tomorrow, with scattered rain developing in western ranges of Nelson.

Buller
Scattered showers turning to rain tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland
Showers turning to rain this evening, with heavy falls developing. More heavy falls tomorrow with squally thunderstorms developing.

Canterbury and Otago
Mostly fine, but scattered rain developing about the head waters tonight.Rain spreading to eastern Otago tomorrow, and a few spots of rain possible about South Canterbury later. Severe northwesterly gale developing inland this afternoon.

Southland
Scattered rain developing this afternoon, and becoming widespread overnight.

Chatham Islands
Fine weather.

Rest of the week

Wednesday
North Island, Mostly fine in the north and east. Cloudy periods in the southwest with some drizzle developing. South Island, rain in the west easing to showers. Rain spreading to most other places, possibly thundery for a time in Canterbury and eastern Otago.

Thursday
North Island, a period of rain for most places, easing to a few showers later. South Island, a few showers in the west, rain elsewhere easing to a few showers.

Friday
North Island, rain or showers in the east and about Wellington, fine elsewhere. South Island, fine apart from few showers about the fiords and along the south coast.

Chatham Islands
Cloud increasing on Wednesday with northerlies becoming strong. Rain on Thursday, and winds turning light southwest. Fine spells on Friday with cool southerlies.


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Re: This Week's Weather Forecast 31st December 2012 - 4th January 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 10:22:43 AM »
Wednesday
ISSUED BY MetService AT 9:27 am 02-Jan-2013
Heavy rain for the west of the South Island, with significant spillover into the Canterbury headwaters. Severe gales for parts of Canterbury, Marlborough and the southern North Island.
A very strong northwest flow covers much of the South Island and lower North Island ahead of an approaching front, bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms to the west of the South Island. This front should cross much of the South Island today and the southern North Island early Thursday, with winds and rain both easing after its passage. Until this time, further heavy rain is expected about Westland and the Southern Alps, with total amounts for this event possibly reaching 500 to 600mm in places, with significant spillover into the headwaters of the Canterbury Lakes and Rivers. This is a substantial amount of rain even for these areas. The rainfall warning also includes the ranges of Buller and northwest Nelson, where 120mm could fall during today (Wednesday). Rivers and streams are likely to rise rapidly in all these areas, including those in Canterbury and Otago that feed from the Divide. Surface flooding and slips are also possible.

The rain has eased in Fiordland and the Otago Headwaters and the warnings for these areas are now lifted.

In the east of the South Island and southern North Island, northwesterlies are reaching gale force in exposed places, with severe gale gusts of 120 km/h to 140 km/h possible about inland Canterbury, Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa south of Masterton until late today or early Thursday. A wind warning is now in place for Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui and Manawatu (including the Kapiti Coast) for a brief period of severe gales overnight Wednesday into Thursday, when gusts could reach 120 km/h.

Winds of this strength have the potential to damage trees, powerlines and unsecure structures and can make driving difficult for tall sided vehicles, campervans, caravans and motorcycles.

The wind warning for Otago and Canterbury south of Fairlie is now lifted as the wind has eased in these areas.

Thursday
SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FOR HAWKES BAY, WAIRARAPA, TARANAKI, WELLINGTON, MANAWATU, OTAGO, SOUTHLAND

ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 0930hrs 02-Jan-2013

BRIEF HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE IN SOUTHLAND AND OTAGO TODAY AND MOUNT TARANAKI AND THE TARARUA RANGE OVERNIGHT. SEVERE GALE WINDS POSSIBLE FOR HAWKES BAY AND WAIRARAPA THIS EVENING OR EARLY THURSDAY.

A very strong northwest flow covers much of the South Island and lower North Island ahead of an approaching front. This front should cross most of the South Island today and the southern North Island early Thursday.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain covers Westland, Buller, northwest Nelson and the Canterbury headwaters, with warnings for severe gales for Canterbury, Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa south of Masterton. Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui and Manawatu have now been added to the Severe Weather Warning as well.

This Watch covers the possibility of severe northwest gales about the remainder of Wairarapa, including the Tararua District and Hawkes Bay south of Hastings for the period this evening through to early Thursday morning.

Although widespread moderate to heavy rain in Southland, Clutha and southern Otago has eased, there is still the possibility of localised heavy rainfalls associated with convection until this afternoon in Southland and until this evening anywhere in Otago. This may lead to one or two places experiencing 20 to 40mm over a short period and a watch will be maintained for these areas.

Finally, a burst of heavy rain is expected about the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki this evening and early Thursday and a Watch will also be maintained for these areas. Although the heaviest rain should only be for a few hours, accumulations may approach warning criteria in a few spots.

People in these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case further warnings become necessary.

« Last Edit: January 06, 2013, 12:09:16 PM by JennyLeez »
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