Heavy rain and northwest gales in the far south today
A front preceded by a strong and moist north to northwest flow moves onto the far south of the South Island this afternoon.
This front is expected to bring a period of heavy northerly rain to Fiordland, and north to northwest gales to exposed parts of southern New Zealand.
As the weather over the eastern coasts of the North Island improves today with a low moving away to the east another weather feature is quick to ‘move up in the queue’, bringing a deteriorating trend in weather over the lower South Island. For more: https://t.co/hnwmGxU1gR ^AC pic.twitter.com/eoqbBJRrHd
— MetService (@MetService) October 15, 2020
Heavy Rain Watch
Valid: 11 hours from 12:00pm to 11:00pm Friday
Forecast: A period of heavy northerly rain. Accumulations may approach warning criteria. This amount of rain is not unusual for Fiordland.
Strong Wind Watch
Area: Fiordland, and Southland including Stewart Island
Valid: 8 hours from 8:00am to 4:00pm Friday
Forecast: North to northwest winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.