Weather alert [fr]

MetService has issued a severe weather warning and severe weather watch for heavy rain for many parts of the North Island and strong winds across central New Zealand. People are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams, and possible surface flooding and slips.

Particularly intense rain is expected in the following areas:

Northland
Rain is now falling and is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 30 hours from 3pm today until 9pm Wednesday, 120-180mm of rain may accumulate, however more than 180mm is possible about the hills in the north and east of the region. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

Auckland
Rain is forecast to become heavy this afternoon and to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 27 hours from 6pm today until 9pm Wednesday, 100-150mm of rain may accumulate, however more than 150mm is possible about the hills in the north and east of the region. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

Waikato and Waitomo
Heavy rain is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 36 hours from 9am today until 9pm Wednesday, 120-180mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

Coromandel Peninsula
Rain is forecast to become heavy this afternoon and to continue until midnight Wednesday. In the 33 hours from 3pm today until midnight Wednesday, 200 to 300mm may accumulate on the ranges, with lesser amounts 100 to 150mm possible elsewhere. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

Bay of Plenty
Heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday morning. In the 45 hours from 9am today until 6am Thursday, 200 to 350mm of rain may accumulate. Peak intensities of 25 to 45mm and thunderstorms possible.

Taranaki
Heavy rain is forecast to continue until Wednesday evening. In the 36 hours from 9am this morning until 9pm Wednesday, a further 200 to 350mm of rain may accumulate on the Mountain, and 100 to 150mm elsewhere, on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 20 to 35mm per hour and thunderstorms possible.

Whanganui District
Heavy rain is forecast to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 27 hours from 9am this morning to midday Wednesday, a further 120mm to 200mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour. Further heavy rain is possible overnight Wednesday to Thursday.

Tararua Range
Heavy rain is expected to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 27 hours from 9am this morning to midday Wednesday, a further 150 to 200mm of rain may accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay
Heavy rain is expected to continue until the early hours of Wednesday morning. In the 18 hours from 9am today until 3am Wednesday, expect a further 100 to 150mm to accumulate with the heaviest accumulations about the ranges and the coastal hills south of Cape Kidnappers. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour.

Wairarapa away from the Tararua Ranges
Heavy rain is expected to continue until midday Wednesday. In the 27 hours from 9am today until noon Wednesda, expect a further 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

Particularly strong winds are expected in the following places:

Horowhenua and Kapiti Coast
Severe southeast gales gusting 120 km/h are expected during Wednesday morning.

Nelson and Buller
Severe southeast gales gusting 120 km/h are expected during Wednesday morning and afternoon.

For the latest information, see the Metservice website’s severe weather warning http://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings and severe weather watch http://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-watch pages.

Dernière modification : 06/04/2017

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