Metservice Weather Warnings



Issued at 10:18am Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

Heavy rain and gale force winds for parts of central and northern New Zealand

A deep low over Northland is forecast to move slowly southeastwards across the upper North Island today (Tuesday) and early Wednesday, then away to the east Wednesday evening.
Heavy rain and strong east to southeasterly winds associated with this system are expected to affect for many parts of the North Island and upper South Island through to Wednesday.
The heaviest rain is expected in Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty, northern Gisborne where Heavy Rain Warnings (Orange) are in force.
Also, the Heavy Rain Watch for southern Gisborne and the ranges of Hawkes Bay has now been upgraded to a Warning (Orange).
Heavy Rain Watches are in force for the remainder of Bay of Plenty including Rotorua, Wairarapa and eastern Marlborough.
In addition, the strongest winds are expected about the central North Island in the west from southern Waikato to Manawatu, also for eastern Bay of Plenty, and Strong Wind Watches are in force for these areas.
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 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, and Bay of Plenty west of Te Puke

Valid: 7 hours from 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Rain with some heavy falls should continue through to late this afternoon, especially about the ranges.
Expect a further 50 to 70mm of rain about the ranges on top of what has already fallen, and 30 to 50mm near the east coast.
Peak rates of 15 to 25mm per hour about the ranges, and thunderstorms possible.
Area: Gisborne from Tokomaru Bay northwards

Valid: 27 hours from 10:00am Tuesday to 1:00pm Wednesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain.
Expect a further 100 to 150 mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen.
Peak rates of 10 to 25mm per hour, and thunderstorms possible.
Area: The ranges of Gisborne and Hawke's Bay south of Tokomaru Bay

Valid: 31 hours from 10:00am Tuesday to 5:00pm Wednesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain.
Expect 110 to 150 mm of rain to accumulate about the ranges, and 60 to 90mm near the coast.
Peak rates of 10 to 20mm/h about the ranges.
Please note, rain easing to for a time late this afternoon and tonight (Tuesday).

Warnings no longer in force

Heavy Rain Warning lifted for : Northland: Showers with some heavy and possible thundery falls should continue through this afternoon, but the threat of widespread warning amounts of heavy rain has passed, and the warning is now lifted.
Strong Wind Warning lifted for : Auckland, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula: Severe easterly gales have eased, and the warning is lifted.
Strong Wind Warning lifted for : Waikato from Cambridge northwards (especially near the Kaimai Ranges), and Bay of Plenty west of Matata: Strong to gale easterlies should continue through to this afternoon, but severe gales are no longer expected and the warning is now lifted.
An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Tuesday 15 Oct 2019.
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