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Heavy rain for parts of northern and western New Zealand

A deep low, and associated with fronts and troughs, are expected to approach New Zealand from the north Tasman Sea on Thursday, then over the country on Friday. This weather system should bring strong winds and heavy rain to many parts of New Zealand. Heavy Rain Watches are now in force for parts of northern and western New Zealand.

This is could be a significant event, and people are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts as parts of the watches are likely to be upgraded to Warnings, and more areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Northland

Period: 21hrs from 3pm Thu, 7 Jul - noon Fri, 8 Jul

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula

Period: 12hrs from 3am - 3pm Fri, 8 Jul

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, especially about the ranges.

Area: Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua, the ranges of Gisborne north of Ruatoria

Period: 15hrs from 4am - 7pm Fri, 8 Jul

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may exceed warning criteria, especially about the ranges.

Area: Mount Taranaki

Period: 12hrs from 2am - 2pm Fri, 8 Jul

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may exceed warning criteria. Note, some heavy showers (or rain) are likely from later Friday afternoon to overnight Friday, and the watch may be extended.

Area: Tasman west of Motueka

Period: 19hrs from 1am - 8pm Fri, 8 Jul

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may exceed warning criteria.

Area: Buller and Westland

Period: 24hrs from 3am Fri, 8 Jul - 3am Sat, 9 Jul

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may exceed warning criteria, especially about the ranges.

Issued: 10:40am Wed, 6 Jul
Next update: 9pm Wed, 6 Jul

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