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Severe Weather Watch

Issued by MetService at 8:07pm Thursday 21-Feb-2019

Heavy rain possible for southern Westland and northern Fiordland, also for parts of Auckland, and for the Tararua Range.

A slow-moving front affects southern Westland and northern Fiordland until Friday morning, and another weak cold front should move northeast across the area Friday morning, bringing periods of rain to the west coast with some heavy falls. This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria in southern Westland and northern Fiordland.

Meanwhile, a low is expected to move across the upper North Island on Friday, bringing rain. The heaviest falls are forecast to affect Northland, and a full Warning is now in force. This Watch covers the likelihood that rainfall accumulations could approach warning criteria in Auckland north of Orewa, including Great Barrier Island. Please note, that the Tararua Range has now been added to this Watch.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts, Watches and Warnings.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Auckland north of Orewa, including Great Barrier Island
Valid: 14 hours from 4:00pm Friday to 6:00am Saturday
Forecast: A period of rain, heavy at times. Rainfall amounts may approach short-duration warning criteria.

Area: Tararua Range
Valid: 22 hours from 3:00am Friday to 1:00am Saturday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Westland south of Otira
Valid: 10 hours from 8:00pm Thursday to 6:00am Friday
Forecast: Periods of rain, heavy at times. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, especially about the ranges.

Area: Fiordland north of Caswell Sound
Valid: 8 hours from 8:00pm Thursday to 4:00am Friday
Forecast: Periods of rain, heavy at times. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.


This watch will be updated by: 10:00am Friday 22-Feb-2019

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