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Severe Weather Outlook

Issued at 1:41pm Wednesday 16 Aug 2017
Valid from Friday 18 August 2017 to Monday 21 August 2017

On Friday, a northwest flow over New Zealand eases, with low confidence of warning amounts of rain in Fiordland and the Westland ranges. During Saturday,a low pressure system spreads across central New Zealand, bringing northwest rain to the eastern Bay of Plenty with low confidence of warning amounts of rain there. This system moves slowly northwards during the weekend and Monday, with cold southerlies and periods of rain gradually spreading up eastern areas from Otago to Gisborne, along with possible snow on the ranges from Otago to Marlborough.

Low confidence:
A 20% likelihood (or 1 chance in 5) that the event will actually happen.

Moderate confidence:
A 40% likelihood (or 2 chances in 5) that the event will actually happen.

High confidence:
A 60% likelihood (or 3 chances in 5) that the event will actually happen.

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