Severe Weather Watch Get File

Severe Weather Watch

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Heavy rain and strong winds for central and northern New Zealand

This update has been issued to correct the wording in the Heavy Rain Warning for Coromandel Peninsula.

A sub-tropical low lies slow-moving to the northwest of the country, and directs a strong and humid northeast flow across central and northern New Zealand. Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms and downpours are likely for a number of regions this weekend, along with strong to gale force winds.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case any changes are made, or further areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Auckland including Great Barrier Island

Period: 18hrs from 6am Sun, 29 Jan - midnight Sun, 29 Jan

Forecast: Widespread heavy rain has eased across the region and the Red Warning is now lifted. However, another period of heavy rain is possible on Sunday, and this Watch covers the possibility of rainfall accumulations reaching warning criteria during this time, mainly south of about Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Thunderstorms are also possible Sunday afternoon and evening.

Area: Central North Island from southern Waikato across to Taihape and Hawke's Bay south of Wairoa.

Period: 11hrs from 9am - 8pm Sat, 28 Jan

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain, with localised downpours and thunderstorms possible. Rainfall amounts may approach and possibly exceed warning amounts in localised areas. Please note, further rain or showers are expected on Sunday, which could be heavy at times with possible thunderstorms.

Area: Taranaki and Whanganui

Period: 15hrs from 9am Sat, 28 Jan - midnight Sat, 28 Jan

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Thunderstorms possible for northern parts of Taranaki and inland Whanganui. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria. Please note, all of the Taranaki region is now covered by this Heavy Rain Watch, including the Mountain.

Area: The eastern hills of Wellington

Period: 8hrs from 4pm Sat, 28 Jan - midnight Sat, 28 Jan

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

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds

Period: 13hrs from 9am - 10pm Sat, 28 Jan

Forecast: Southeasterly winds may approach severe gale at times.

Issued: 10:59am Sat, 28 Jan
Next update: 9pm Sat, 28 Jan

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