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Severe Weather Warning


A period of heavy rain and severe northwest gales for parts of central and southern New Zealand

A front moves northeast across southern and central New Zealand today and tomorrow, preceded by a humid northwest flow. This front is expected to bring heavy rain to the west of the South Island and lower North Island, and strong to gale northwesterlies to the east of the South Island and lower North Island.

Watches and Warnings for heavy rain and severe gales are in force.

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Heavy Rain Warning - Orange

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

Area: The Tararua Range

Period: 12hrs from 10pm Sat, 24 Feb - 10am Sun, 25 Feb

Forecast: Expect 70 to 90 mm of rain. Peak intensities of 15 to 25 mm/h Sunday morning with possible thunderstorms.

Area: Buller

Period: 8hrs from 4pm - midnight Sat, 24 Feb

Forecast: Expect 60 to 80 mm of rain, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 20 to 30 mm/h this evening with possible thunderstorms.

Area: The ranges of the Westland District

Period: 9hrs from 11am - 8pm Sat, 24 Feb

Forecast: Expect 70 to 90 mm of rain. Peak intensities of 20 to 30 mm/h this afternoon and evening with possible thunderstorms. Rain easing from the south this evening.

Area: Fiordland from Doubtful Sound northwards

Period: 6hrs from 9am - 3pm Sat, 24 Feb

Forecast: Expect 60 to 80 mm of rain. Peak intensities of 20 to 30 mm/h this afternoon, with possible thunderstorms.

Issued: 9:34am Sat, 24 Feb
Next update: 9pm Sat, 24 Feb

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