Severe Weather Watch Get File

Severe Weather Watch

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Issued at 12:58pm Tuesday 3 Aug 2021

Severe gales possible for Wellington, the Kaikoura Coast and the Chatham Islands

Gale southerlies are affecting eastern areas from Canterbury to Gisborne, with possible severe gales in Wellington and the Kaikoura Coast.

Gale southwesterlies are also expected to affect the Chatham Islands during Wednesday, with severe gales possible for a time.

Please stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a Warning, or further areas are added.

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Wellington and the Kaikoura Coast
Valid: 10 hours from 1:00pm to 11:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Southerly winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.

Area: Chatham Islands
Valid: 12 hours from 11:00am to 11:00pm Wednesday
Forecast: Southwest winds may approach severe gale at times.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Tuesday 3 Aug 2021.

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