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Metservice Weather Warnings

Issued at 9:02am Monday 1 Jun 2020

Heavy rain and easterly gales for the upper North Island

A deep low and associated fronts are moving south over the upper North Island today.
This system is forecast to bring further rain and strong east to northeast winds to much of northern New Zealand.
The heaviest rain is likely in Coromandel Peninsula, eastern Bay of Plenty ranges and Gisborne, and a Heavy Rain Warning (Orange) remains in force.
A Heavy Rain Watch is in force for Auckland, western Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.
In addition, easterly gales are likely to affect parts of Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Gisborne.
Strong winds have the potential to damage trees and power lines, lift roofs and make driving hazardous, especially for high sided vehicles.
Please note, that these areas have not experienced strong winds from this direction for an extended period of time and people are advised to make sure that items and structures are secure.
People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts, in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to an Orange Warning, 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: 9 hours from 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain.
Expect a further 50 to 70mm of rain to accumulate, on top of what has already fallen.
Peak rates of 20 to 25 mm/h.
Area: Gisborne north of Tolaga Bay and the eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty.

Valid: 16 hours from 9:00am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain.
Expect a further 70 to 90mm to accumulate, especially about the ranges.
Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h late morning and afternoon.
An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Monday 1 Jun 2020.
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