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Severe Weather Warning

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:45 am 28-Apr-2017

Severe northwest gales for Canterbury High Country

A deep low passes to the south of the South Island this morning, bringing west to northwest gales to southern New Zealand for a time. Northwest gales are expected about the Canterbury High Country until early this afternoon, with gusts of 130 km/h in exposed places.

Winds of this strength could cause damage to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures, and make driving hazardous.

Meanwhile, a front moved up the South Island this morning, bringing heavy rain to Westland. Although further rain is forecast in the northwest flow this morning, significant accumulations are not expected, so the warning is lifted.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED:

Canterbury High Country

FORECAST

Severe northwest gales gusting 130 km/h in exposed places until early this afternoon.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: Westland south of Otira, mainly about the ranges

Although the warning is lifted, 10 to 15mm of additional rain is likely this morning.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Friday 28-Apr-2017