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Severe Weather Warning

Issued at 8:13pm Sunday 13 Oct 2019

Heavy rain and severe gales for parts of the upper North Island

A deep low is forecast to approach New Zealand from the northwest on Monday, and move southeast across the upper North Island during Tuesday. Heavy rain and strong east to southeast winds associated to this low are expected to affect the upper North Island during Monday and Tuesday.

The heaviest rain is expected in Coromandel Peninsula, where a Heavy Rain Warning (Orange) remains in force. Heavy rain is also expected to affect other parts of the upper North Island and Heavy Rain Watches have been issued.

The strongest winds are expected in Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato and western Bay of Plenty, and Strong Wind Warnings (Orange) remains in force for these areas. Strong winds are also expected in Northland, where a Strong Wind Watch is in force.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest Warnings and Watches in case any changes are made, or further areas are added.

Heavy Rain Warning - Orange

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

Area: Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 27 hours from 8:00pm Monday to 11:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain about the ranges, with 70 to 90mm nearer the east coast. Peak rates of 10 to 20mm/hr expected about the ranges. Please note, rain is expected to ease for a time Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Strong Wind Warning - Orange

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 14 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 8:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places during this time.

Area: Waikato north of Tirau (especially near the Kaimai Ranges), and Bay of Plenty west of Matata
Valid: 12 hours from 10:00pm Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places during this time.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 14 Oct 2019.

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