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Extreme weather in South Island

Posted by te2ataria on July 30, 2009

Traveling to New Zealand? You are committing a double act of eco-terrorism.

Extreme weather is about to pummel the West Coast and eastern Canterbury and Otago during the next 48 hours, the wise guys at MetService said.

“The higher suburbs of Dunedin, Otago’s eastern hills and the Canterbury foothills and plains could experience northwest winds, gusting up to 130kmh in exposed areas, said forecaster Allister Gorman.” It was reported.

“These gusts have the potential to damage trees and power lines and will make driving conditions difficult for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.”

“Up to 130mm of rain could fall over an 18 hour period in Fiordland and the mountain ranges of Westland and Buller from tonight, causing rivers and streams to rise rapidly and flood.”

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    Severe weather warning for much of New Zealand

    Posted by te2ataria on July 22, 2009

    New Zealand MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the much of the country

    Heavy rain is forecast for Westland, Fiordland and Mt Taranaki, before moving north Thursday, a forecaster said.

    Up to 150mm of rain was predicted for Westland, Fiordland and Mt Taranaki, he said.

    Heavy rain is also expected “in the northwest of the South Island and North Island high country from the Tararua Ranges to Waikato could expect up to 100mm of rain.”

    People living in those areas should look out for rapidly rising rivers.

    “Severe gales were also predicted for eastern areas from Marlborough to Hawke’s Bay, including Wellington.”

    “These winds have the potential to bring down tree and powerlines, and make driving difficult, especially for motorcycles and high sided vehicles,” forecastrs said.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2663947/Severe-weather-predicted-for-much-of-country

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