Severe Weekend Weather Forecast

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Kia ora Aotearoa Angus Hines here with
the latest Severe Weather update. Today is Friday the 8th of November and it has
been wet in parts of the Western South Island for much of the week but that is
set to continue through the weekend and get amplified as well.
Continued northwesterly flow across the lower half of New Zealand an oncoming
Front that’s just the first of a couple of this weekend really act to fill in
that wet weather and it will be impacting the entire West Coast of the
lower parts of New Zealand. So let’s dive right into the details we now have 4, 5 areas of Heavy Rain Warning all Orange Warnings at this stage, starting
at the top of the Island and working our way down. The Ranges of Nelson and Buller,
Heavy Rain there pretty much the entire weekend well at least Saturday evening
right through until Monday, 120-180mm of rain and we continue to
move southwards a little bit. The Ranges of Westland the northern half of Westland
(north of a Fox Glacier) that’s where it’s already been raining and expecting
another 200-300mm of rain on top of what has already been falling
so far this week that’s until Sunday afternoon. Then moving our way South the
southern parts of Westland (south of Fox Glacier) a lot of rain there from Friday
evening until Sunday morning. And finally the southwestern
corner of the country Fiordland is also under Heavy Rain Warning that is from
Friday evening until the very end of the day on Saturday. There are a number of
Watch Areas for Heavy Rain as well this is generally just East of the main
divide so we’re talking the Headwaters of the Canterbury Lakes and Rivers, the
Headwaters of the Otago Lakes and Rivers and Western parts of Southland, so quite
a long narrow strip of rain just spilling across the Southern Alps. And
it’s just one area for Strong Wind is northwest gales through the Canterbury
High Country and they are under Strong Wind Watch for the risk that they could
rise and become Severe Gale in strength until early Sunday morning. So a lot of
rain to those places, if you would like more information about the timing or the
amounts you can expect down there, find the full Warnings at metservice.com for
now; kia pai i tō rā whakatā.

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