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Severe Weather Watch

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 Watch

Area: Northland
Valid: 15 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Thunderstorms are possible from Monday afternoon. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria during this time, especially in the northern and eastern hills.

Area: Auckland north of Whangaparaoa, and Great Barrier Island
Valid: 12 hours from 8:00pm Monday to 8:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria during this time.

Area: Bay Of Plenty west of Opotiki
Valid: 24 hours from 11:00pm Monday to 11:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of rain. Rainfall accumulations may approach Warning criteria during this time.

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Northland
Valid: 13 hours from 1:00pm Monday to 2:00am Tuesday
Forecast: East to southeast winds may approach severe gale 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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