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*MetService Rain Radar just after 2am this morning. (Wed 5th April)

Heavy rain for many parts of the North Island and the upper South Island, and strong winds across central New Zealand

A deepening low over the Tasman Sea is forecast to cross central New Zealand overnight Wednesday and early Thursday morning and move away to the southeast later Thursday. Heavy rain has already fallen in many places and is expected to continue until the passage of the low early Thursday morning.

The heaviest rain is expected from Northland to Whanganui, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, the Central North Island High Country, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay,Wairarapa and the Kaikoura Coast. Rainfall totals could exceed 250mm in some areas. There is also potential for thunderstorms and downpours with hourly rainfall rates of 25 to 45mm.

This is a significant amount of rain and people are advised to watch out for rapidly rising rivers and streams, flooding and slips.

In addition, strong southeasterly winds are forecast about central New Zealand. Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Nelson and Buller are expected to have the strongest winds, where gusts could reach 120 km/h in exposed places for a time during Wednesday. Winds of this strength could cause damage to trees, powerlines and unsecured structures and make driving hazardous.

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For the latest – please see the below links

http://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings

http://www.metservice.com/maps-radar/rain-radar/wellington

Good Live updates from RNZ News

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/328120/floods-live-state-of-emergency-in-two-districts,-landslips-in-auckland

It is also possible that we will be looking at the following come Friday for Wellington’s South Coast

High tide and large swell combined with strong wind could cause some storm damage along Wellington South Coast Thursday night. 

The latest from WREMO and Wellington City Council via their twitter feeds.

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updated 13:25pm with south coast swell warning

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