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This is the perfect time to make sure you are prepared for an emergency.

Explore the map to the rightbelow for information on Tsunami Zones, Snow Levels, Fault lines and more
Important maps for your information
Check out our Tsunami Map for Southland here
Check out our Flood Map here

Or for a more interactive experience...

How to use our web Information & Emergency Situation Map

Did you know that our situation map is loaded with useful information about specific hazards in Southland?

  • By simply clicking on the icon that looks like a stack of papers, “Layers List” (see fig 1) you get to open the layers feature which allows you to activate different layers on the map.
  • By ticking e.g. Tsunami Evacuation Zones (fig 2), you will see the map update with evacuation zones.
  • Zoom into the Invercargill/Riverton area and you will see the evacuation zones (fig 3).
  • Untick a layer to remove it from the map. This feature is very handy if you want to zoom in a specific area and get more useful information.

Click on the “Legend” icon (right of Layers icon see fig 4) and find out what all the symbols mean on the map.
Fig 1: Fig 2:
Fig 3: Fig 4:

Our partners from the Southland Rural Support Trust will be in Waikaia at the Waikaia Hotel for a chat.

 

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What ever happened to the bbq and a few quiet beers???.not politically correct.

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WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY - SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FIORDLAND - ORANGE

UPDATE: This has been cancelled.

Update on the current warning. 
A low is forecast to move southeast over the South Island today (Wednesday), with an associated front moving eastwards and becoming slow moving around Buller tonight. Heavy rain expected about western areas. 

Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland - Orange
Issued: 9:17am Wednesday, 24th February 2021
Area: Fiordland
Valid: 9:00am Wednesday to 1:00pm Wednesday
Expect a further 30 to 50mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially south of Secretary Island. Peak rates of 10 to 20mm/h.

Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland has been cancelled.
TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY - SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR FIORDLAND AND SOUTHLAND - ORANGE

A low and associated front approaching the country from the west are expected to move across the South Island during Wednesday. A strong to gale northerly flow precedes this front, with heavy rain expected about western areas. 

Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland - Orange
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Issued: 8:34pm Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
Area: Fiordland
Valid: 1:00am Wednesday to 1:00pm Wednesday
Expect 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate south of Secretary Island, and 70 to 90mm further north. Peak rates of 20 to 30mm/h expected in the south before dawn.

Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland - Orange
Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued: 8:34pm Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
Area: Fiordland and Southland west of Mossburn
Valid: 8:00pm Tuesday to 11:00am Wednesday
North to northwest gales rising to severe gale gusting 120km/h at times.

For more information head to https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home#severe-weather-warnings-and-watches
A bit of a jolt this afternoon.
A 5.7 earthquake 95km northwest of the Snare Islands approx. 5km deep.
There is NO tsunami risk.
A timely reminder to that e live in the shaky isles and should always be prepared. For more information on how to be prepared head to https://getready.govt.nz/emergency/earthquakes/ and https://getready.govt.nz/emergency/tsunami/
Check out the info at GeoNet
https://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/2021p143707
Did you feel it?
#Earthquake #Geonet #getready

 

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Cheryl Deans . Nope not imagining it.. gust of wind and black sky!

Summer E Smith did you feel it ?

Yes felt it

Nick Moff Michelle Anderson did u feel this

Toni-Lee Herrick friggn thought I get something

Didnt feel that big

Yes felt it

Jade Reynolds

Shontelle Gentle did yah feel it?

Lizzy Shore

Didn't feel a thing

Nope didn't feel a thing

Yep felt it Gore. Didn’t last long though.

Shannon Lynch you were right

Andrew Howe 😅😅

Felt it in invercargill

Amanda 🤣🤣

Kelly Hawke

Off to oreti to do timelaspes tonight imagine capturing a small tsunami

Trish Ferguson did you’s feel?

Took awhile for my chrystals to stop swinging. At least nothing fell off shelves.

Sasha McDougall

Josh Bautista see

Earthquake???

Cheryl what we felt

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TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING SOUTHLAND AND FIORDLAND - ORANGE.

A low and associated front approaching the country are expected pass east over the South Island during Wednesday. A strong to gale northerly flow precedes this front, with heavy rain expected about western areas. 

Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland - Orange
Issued: 9:32am Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
Area: Fiordland and Southland west of Lumsden
Valid: 3:00pm Tuesday to 9:00am Wednesday
North to northwest gales rising to severe gale gusting 120km/h at times.

For information head to https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home#severe-weather-warnings-and-watches

 

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Quinlan Cross brin the towels In

Southland could do with the rain.

Desiree Penwarden

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Important maps for your information
Check out our Tsunami Map for Southland here
Check out our Flood Map here

Or for a more interactive experience...

How to use our web Information & Emergency Situation Map

Did you know that our situation map is loaded with useful information about specific hazards in Southland?

  • By simply clicking on the icon that looks like a stack of papers, “Layers List” (see fig 1) you get to open the layers feature which allows you to activate different layers on the map.
  • By ticking e.g. Tsunami Evacuation Zones (fig 2), you will see the map update with evacuation zones.
  • Zoom into the Invercargill/Riverton area and you will see the evacuation zones (fig 3).
  • Untick a layer to remove it from the map. This feature is very handy if you want to zoom in a specific area and get more useful information.

Click on the “Legend” icon (right of Layers icon see fig 4) and find out what all the symbols mean on the map.
Fig 1: Fig 2:
Fig 3: Fig 4:

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Our partners from the Southland Rural Support Trust will be in Waikaia at the Waikaia Hotel for a chat.

 

Comment on Facebook

What ever happened to the bbq and a few quiet beers???.not politically correct.

😂

WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY - SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FIORDLAND - ORANGE

UPDATE: This has been cancelled.

Update on the current warning. 
A low is forecast to move southeast over the South Island today (Wednesday), with an associated front moving eastwards and becoming slow moving around Buller tonight. Heavy rain expected about western areas. 

Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland - Orange
Issued: 9:17am Wednesday, 24th February 2021
Area: Fiordland
Valid: 9:00am Wednesday to 1:00pm Wednesday
Expect a further 30 to 50mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially south of Secretary Island. Peak rates of 10 to 20mm/h.

Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland has been cancelled.
TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY - SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR FIORDLAND AND SOUTHLAND - ORANGE

A low and associated front approaching the country from the west are expected to move across the South Island during Wednesday. A strong to gale northerly flow precedes this front, with heavy rain expected about western areas. 

Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland - Orange
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Issued: 8:34pm Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
Area: Fiordland
Valid: 1:00am Wednesday to 1:00pm Wednesday
Expect 80 to 120mm of rain to accumulate south of Secretary Island, and 70 to 90mm further north. Peak rates of 20 to 30mm/h expected in the south before dawn.

Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland - Orange
Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued: 8:34pm Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
Area: Fiordland and Southland west of Mossburn
Valid: 8:00pm Tuesday to 11:00am Wednesday
North to northwest gales rising to severe gale gusting 120km/h at times.

For more information head to https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home#severe-weather-warnings-and-watches
A bit of a jolt this afternoon.
A 5.7 earthquake 95km northwest of the Snare Islands approx. 5km deep.
There is NO tsunami risk.
A timely reminder to that e live in the shaky isles and should always be prepared. For more information on how to be prepared head to https://getready.govt.nz/emergency/earthquakes/ and https://getready.govt.nz/emergency/tsunami/
Check out the info at GeoNet
https://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/2021p143707
Did you feel it?
#Earthquake #Geonet #getready

 

Comment on Facebook

Cheryl Deans . Nope not imagining it.. gust of wind and black sky!

Summer E Smith did you feel it ?

Yes felt it

Nick Moff Michelle Anderson did u feel this

Toni-Lee Herrick friggn thought I get something

Didnt feel that big

Yes felt it

Jade Reynolds

Shontelle Gentle did yah feel it?

Lizzy Shore

Didn't feel a thing

Nope didn't feel a thing

Yep felt it Gore. Didn’t last long though.

Shannon Lynch you were right

Andrew Howe 😅😅

Felt it in invercargill

Amanda 🤣🤣

Kelly Hawke

Off to oreti to do timelaspes tonight imagine capturing a small tsunami

Trish Ferguson did you’s feel?

Took awhile for my chrystals to stop swinging. At least nothing fell off shelves.

Sasha McDougall

Josh Bautista see

Earthquake???

Cheryl what we felt

+ View more comments

TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING SOUTHLAND AND FIORDLAND - ORANGE.

A low and associated front approaching the country are expected pass east over the South Island during Wednesday. A strong to gale northerly flow precedes this front, with heavy rain expected about western areas. 

Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland - Orange
Issued: 9:32am Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
Area: Fiordland and Southland west of Lumsden
Valid: 3:00pm Tuesday to 9:00am Wednesday
North to northwest gales rising to severe gale gusting 120km/h at times.

For information head to https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home#severe-weather-warnings-and-watches

 

Comment on Facebook

Quinlan Cross brin the towels In

Southland could do with the rain.

Desiree Penwarden