Metservice Weather Warnings

Heavy rain for the western and upper South Island and parts of the North Island over the weekendA series of fronts embedded within a moist northwest flow are expected to bring rain to much of the country over the weekend.
The heaviest falls are likely in the west and far north of the South Island.
Significant rain is also likely to affect some North Island areas.
Please keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any changes are made.


Heavy Rain Warning - Orange

Impact: Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly.
Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: The ranges of Tasman northwest of Motueka, Buller and Westland from Otira northwards

Period: 22hrs from 6pm Sat, 2 Dec - 4pm Sun, 3 Dec

Forecast: Expect 100 to 140 mm of rain.
Peak rates of 10 to 20 mm/h overnight Saturday and Sunday morning.

Area: The ranges of Westland south of Otira

Period: 21hrs from 2pm Sat, 2 Dec - 11am Sun, 3 Dec

Forecast: Expect 170 to 220 mm of rain about the Glaciers, and 100 to 150 mm elsewhere.
Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h expected Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Thunderstorms possible.

Issued: 9:01am Sat, 2 Dec
Next update: 9pm Sat, 2 Dec

Watch courtesy of the Metservice