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Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Tairāwhiti

Metservice has issued the following weather watch.


Issued by MetService at 08:15 am Monday 8th November 2021
Valid until: 10:00 pm Monday 8th Nov 2021

Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and there is a risk that
one or two of them may become severe, producing localised downpours with
intensities of 25 to 40 mm per hour. There may also be hail.


Rainfall of this intensity can cause surface and/or flash flooding, especially
about low-lying areas such as streams, rivers or narrow valleys, and may also
lead to slips.


Driving conditions will also be hazardous with surface flooding and poor
visibility in heavy rain.


The thunderstorms should ease this evening.


MetService will continue to monitor the situation closely for severe
thunderstorm development and will issue further updates.


Note: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favourable for severe
thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. People in these areas should be on
the lookout for threatening weather conditions and monitor for possible Severe
Thunderstorm Warnings.


For information on preparing for and keeping safe during a storm, see the Civil
Defence Get Ready website


Issued by: Allister Gorman
This watch will be updated by: 02:00 pm Monday 08 November 2021

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