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Plenty of rain in NZ right now

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by James B, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. James B

    James B One of Us

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    Heavy rainfall has caused the Waimakariri to break its banks and blocked Highway 73 near Arthur's Pass. (Photos Old Navy???)

    The Waimakariri River is now flowing at over 2000 cubic metres per second at its mouth near Christchurch. Waimak River flows

    Further south, the mighty Rakaia River peaked at over 5000 cubic metres per second. Rakaia River flows

    More rain is forecast for the weekend. (Which stymies my skiing plans, bugger!)
     
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  2. Toto Warmlet

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    looks like a damp week indeed, very interesting if it's a bit colder than the Met thinks...

    an interesting outlook from Metservice...

    I'm not familiar with the meterological term

    "GG $NOWHERE"..????

    Severe Weather Outlook



    For period beyond the next day or two
    Valid: Thu 16 Nov to Sun 19 Nov
    Issued: Tue 14 November 2006 at 0301 pm

    GG $NOWHERE

    SWO Threat Situation valid from Thursday 16-Nov-2006 to Sunday 19-Nov-2006

    Issued by MetService at 3:01pm Tuesday 14th November 2006

    An active front is expected to move up the South Island over the next few days and warnings have been issued for heavy rain and severe gale northwesterlies.

    During Wednesday, the front should sweep over the North Island and there is moderate confidence that rainfalls in the Tararua Range and about Mount Taranaki will require a warning. Also, rainfall in the eastern Bay of Plenty ranges may exceed warning criteria on Wednesday, but confidence is low.

    Another front is expected to move onto the South Island on Thursday, bringing another period of heavy rain and strong winds. A low should develop on the front and move over the top of the South Island on Friday. There is low confidence that a heavy rainfall warning will be required for Fiordland on Thursday. Confidence is moderate that rainfall over Thursday and Friday will exceed warning criteria in Nelson, Buller, Westland, western Marlborough and North Canterbury. Meanwhile gale northwesterlies are likely about Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough, and there is low confidence that a wind warning will be needed in these areas for Thursday and Friday.

    The front should move over the North Island on Saturday, and there is low confidence that rainfalls in the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki will require a warning.

    Behind the front a cool southwest flow is expected to become established over the country.
     
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    James B.

    Where were you planning on going for a ski?
     
  4. James B

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  5. Toto Warmlet

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    cola for Saturday looks pretty nasty, but there's this

    SPECIAL WEATHER ADVISORY FOR OTAGO_HIGH_COUNTRY
    ISSUED BY METSERVICE AT 01:31pm Wednesday 15-Nov-2006

    COLD CHANGE ON THURSDAY MAY BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW TO OTAGO HIGH-COUNTRY

    A cold front is expected to move over Otago during Thursday afternoon, bringing
    a period of cold rain. Freezing levels are expected to drop by evening and the
    rain is expected to turn to snow above 700 metres during Thursday night. About
    10 to 15cm of snow may accumulate above 1000 metres during Thursday evening to
    early Friday morning. Below this height, the snow is likely to melt on the
    ground before it can accumulate significantly.