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Weather Warning: Strong Winds, Gales For Southland

Oct 16, 2020
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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.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Fiordland
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.

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