Metservice Weather Warnings



Issued at 9:28am Wednesday 25 Nov 2020

Heavy rain for parts of the North Island and upper South Island

A deepening low is approaching from the Tasman Sea.
Associated fronts are expected to move eastwards over the North Island today, bringing heavy rain to parts of northern and central New Zealand.
Heavy Rain Watches and Warnings are in force.
Please note, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for downpours is also in force for parts of the North Island.
People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts and Warnings.

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: Bay of Plenty

Valid: 11 hours from 9:00am to 8:00pm Wednesday
Forecast: Expect a further 50 to 70mm to accumulate inland on top of what has already fallen, and 30 to 50mm near the coast.
Peak intensities of 10 to 25mm/h, although localised downpours of 25 to 40mm/h in thunderstorms are possible about inland areas from about Murupara westwards, which could mean localised accumulations up to 100mm in this western area during this time.
Please note, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for localised downpours is now in force for western parts Bay of Plenty.
Area: Taranaki north of Eltham, including the Mountain

Valid: 9 hours from 9:00am to 6:00pm Wednesday
Forecast: Expect a further 40 to 60 to accumulate, but 60 to 90mm about the Mountain on top of what has already fallen.
Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm/h, although localised downpours of 25 to 40mm/h in thunderstorms are possible, which could mean localised accumulations could exceed the amounts given above.
Please note, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for localised downpours is now in force for Taranaki.
Also, further heavy showers are likely from this evening through to Thursday morning, but persistent and widespread heavy rain is not expected.
Area: Kaikoura Coast and Ranges

Valid: 17 hours from 1:00pm Wednesday to 6:00am Thursday
Forecast: Expect 80 to 110mm of rain during this time, with peak intensities of 10 to 15mm/h.

Changes: Upgraded to a Warning (Orange).
An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Wednesday 25 Nov 2020.
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