WEATHER

Another burst of heavy rain for the ranges of Westland overnight

Sunday 24 February 2008, 9:38PM
By Metservice
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WEST COAST

A front over northern Fiordland at 8pm Sunday is expected to cross
Westland overnight bringing another burst of heavy rain to the ranges.
60 to 80mm of rain is likely about the ranges of Westland south of
Otira through to about 7am Monday morning. This is not a
particularly large amount of rain for this area,however coming on the
back of recent heavy falls, may cause rivers and streams to rise
rapidly.

The warning for the ranges of northwest Nelson and Fiordland is
lifted. However,further heavy showers are likely in Fiordland through
to midday Monday, but rainfall amounts are no longer expected to
reach warning criteria.


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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
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AREA/S AFFECTED: RANGES OF WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA
FORECAST:

RANGES OF WESTLAND SOUTH OF OTIRA
In the 10 hours from 9pm today to 7am Monday, expect 60 to 80mm of
rain, with rates briefly peaking at 20mm per hour.


FREEZING LEVEL: Around 3000 metres falling to 2200 metres
overnight.



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WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
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HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR: RANGES OF NORTHWEST NELSON
AND FIORDLAND - Further heavy showers are likely in Fiordland through
to midday Monday, but rainfall amounts are no longer expected to
reach warning criteria.
NO FURTHER WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT FOR THE ABOVE AREAS.