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posted by [personal profile] br3nda at 08:35pm on 17/01/2011
via metservice.... they don't use capitals in every forecast.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING. Ref: OMS16-81625
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
ISSUED BY MetService AT 12:28pm 17-Jan-2011
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST IN: Marlborough, Nelson, Buller,
Westland, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Wellington,
Waikato, Waitomo, Bay Of Plenty Rotorua, Taupo, Taumarunui, Gisborne,
Taihape
MEDIA
PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN AND NORTH TO NORTHWEST GALES OVER MUCH OF
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND DEVELOPING ON TUESDAY AND LASTING
INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING
A low is forecast to move over the northern South Island on Tuesday
evening. Another low, currently Tropical Cyclone Zelia, south of New
Caledionia at 11am is accelerating. Although the exact track is not
certain it will probably pass west of Northland and Auckland tomorrow
afternoon and evening, move over the southern or central North Island
on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, and pass west of Chatham
Islands late on Wednesday. It will not be a tropical cyclone by the
time it reaches New Zealand but these lows are forecast to bring very
humid conditions and a period of heavy rain and north to northwest
gales over much of northern and central New Zealand from mid/late
Tuesday morning until Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. The
heaviest falls of 200 to 250mm are expected near the ranges of
Westland, Buller and Nelson north of about Franz Josef Glacier.
Expect 70 to 150mm about the Marlborough Sounds, in the southwest of
the North Island and in a belt from Taranaki to southern Waikato
across the central North Island to eastern Bay of Plenty and the
north of the Gisborne region, but up to 200mm on some ranges. Streams
and rivers are expected to rise quickly and there are likely to be
slips and surface flooding on some roads. The strongest winds will
depend mainly on the track of the second low. At this stage they are
likely to be from Taranaki and Taumarunui to Taihape and inland
Wanganui with gusts aound 130 km/h in exposed places on Tuesday
night. However, note that there is a watch for possible severe gales
in many other exposed North Island areas also Marlborough Sounds and
parts of Nelson. There is the potential for damage to trees,
powerlines and insecure roofs, and driving conditions could be
hazardous.
FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND FORECAST CHARTS PLEASE GO TO
http://metservice.com
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND TECHNICAL USERS
FOLLOWS.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
======================
AREA/S AFFECTED: WESTLAND NORTH OF ABOUT FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER, BULLER,
NELSON AND THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS
FORECAST:
Rain is forecast to set in tomorrow morning. In the 15 to 18 hours
starting about 9am Tuesday expect 100 to 150mm of rain but 200 to
250mm near the main ranges. Peak intensities could reach 30 to 40mm
per hour in the ranges on Tuesday evening.
AREA/S AFFECTED: TARANAKI, HEADWATERS OF THE WHANGANUI RIVER, TARARUA
RANGES AND ABOUT THE HILLS FROM HOROWHENUA TO WELLINGTON INCLUDING
UPPER HUTT
FORECAST:
Rain is forecast to set in on Tuesday. In the 15 to 18 hours from
about 10am Tuesday expect 70 to 100mm of rain but around 200mm on
upper slopes of the Tararua Ranges and Mt Taranaki where it is likely
to reach 20 to 30mm per hour at times on Tuesday night.
AREA/S AFFECTED: IN A BELT FROM TAUMARUNUI TO SOUTHERN WAIKATO ACROSS
THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND TO EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY AND GISBORNE NORTH
OF ABOUT RUATORIA
FORECAST:
Rain is forecast to set in tomorrow. In the 18 hours from about 10am
Tuesday expect 70 to 100mm of rain but around 150mm about the high
ground where peak intensities could reach 20 to 30mm per hour on
Tuesday night.
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STRONG WIND WARNING
=======================
AREA/S AFFECTED: IN EXPOSED AREAS OF TARANAKI, TAUMARUNUI, TAIHAPE
AND INLAND WANGANUI
FORECAST:
Northerly winds are forecast to rise to gale force tomorow evening.
In the 6 hours from about 9pm Tuesday winds could average 75 km/h
gusts 130 km/h at times
NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE
9:00pm Monday 17-Jan-2011

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