Metservice Weather Warnings



Front brings heavy rain to many areas Thursday evening and FridayA front preceded by a moist northerly flow is expected to move slowly east across New Zealand this evening and during Friday bringing rain to much of the country.
The heaviest rain is likely to affect the north of the North Island, and the north and west of the South Island.
Localised downpours and thunderstorms are also possible for northern regions of the North Island.
Watches for heavy rain are in force, and Rain Warnings for Bay of Plenty including Rotorua, and the Tasman District.
People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.

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Heavy Rain Warning - Orange

Area: Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

Period: 20hrs from 1am - 9pm Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Expect 80 to 110 mm of rain to accumulate.
Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h, but rates of 25 to 35 mm/h possible in localised downpours and thunderstorms.
Minimal chance of upgrading to a Red Warning.

Impact: Streams and rivers may rise rapidly.
Surface flooding, slips, and difficult driving conditions possible.

Action: Clear your drains and gutters to prepare for heavy rain.
Avoid low-lying areas and drive cautiously.

Area: Tasman northwest of Motueka

Period: 24hrs from 8pm Thu, 13 Jun - 8pm Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Expect 120 to 150 mm of rain to accumulate.
Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h.
Minimal chance of upgrading to a Red Warning.

Impact: Streams and rivers may rise rapidly.
Surface flooding, slips, and difficult driving conditions possible.

Action: Clear your drains and gutters to prepare for heavy rain.
Avoid low-lying areas and drive cautiously.

Issued: 7:34pm Thu, 13 Jun
Next update: 10am Fri, 14 Jun
Action advice supplied by the National Emergency Management Agency.


Watch courtesy of the Metservice