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Severe southwest gales expected for North Island

Severe Weather Warning.

ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:28 am 21-Jan-2014

Severe southwest gales expected for Northland, Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty

A deep low, formerly Cyclone June, is expected to move eastwards across the upper North Island this morning and afternoon. Southwest gales are expected to become severe with gusts of 120 km/h in exposed parts of Northland and Auckland this morning and afternoon, and for the Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty in the lee of the Kaimai Range during this afternoon and early evening. These winds have the potential to damage trees, powerlines, insecure structures and cause hazardous driving conditions.

STRONG WIND WARNING

AREA/S AFFECTED

Northland

FORECAST

Southwest winds are expected to rise to severe gale during this morning with gusts 120km/h in exposed places. The winds should gradually ease from mid afternoon.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Auckland

FORECAST

Southwest winds are expected to rise to severe gale late this morning, with gusts 120km/h in exposed places. The winds should ease this evening.

AREA/S AFFECTED

Coromandel Peninsula and the western Bay of Plenty in the lee of the Kaimai Range

FORECAST

Southwest winds are expected to rise to severe gale this afternoon, with gusts 120km/h in exposed places. The winds should ease tonight.

NEXT SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AT OR BEFORE 9:00 pm Tuesday 21-Jan-2014

ENDS

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