Warning in effect:

Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland

Recommended Action: Make Preparations

Effective: 6:00 AM, November 12, 2019
Expires: 6:00 PM, November 13, 2019

Details:

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: 8:59am Tuesday, 12th November 2019
Area: Fiordland
Valid: 6:00am Wednesday to 6:00pm Wednesday
Expect 70 to 100 mm of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h.



What Should affected people do?

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Important Maps for your information:

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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:
 

Metservice has issued a orange heavy rain warning for tomorrow in Fiordland. Please see https://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings for further info.
Stay dry!

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Rebecca Howe must be about time for you to go back into the hills?!

2 days ago

Emergency Management Southland

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What time is this to happen on the 24th?

Funny, that's the same day I had marked to refresh our emergency water supplies and check everything is in good order!

If anybody is interested in rainfall totals for yesterday go into the Environment Southland rainfall site at : http://envdata.es.govt.nz/index.aspx?tab=map&c=rainfall and have a look at the totals across the sites.  Almost 100 mm fell in the 3 Kings Region in the upper Oreti yesterday.

 

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Stuart Bruce

Overnight the rivers in the upper Oreti and Aparima catchments have risen with the rain.  All rivers appear to have peaked apart from the Irthing Stream near Lumsden.  At 5 am it was beginning to reach its peak.
There is still some light rain expected across the province today that will clear going into this afternoon.
The photo is one from 2018 . You can see the Environment Southland maps at:
http://envdata.es.govt.nz/index.aspx?tab=map

 

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Tom McGerkin

Lovely aye Shanae Baker

Jason Andrew Daniel Jevon Scott Craig 🤔

Jonathan Arps

Walt Will

God help us Emergency Management Southland, you don't even know your streams from your creeks. Hope the rest of your information is correct

Current photo as at 10 15 of the "Irthing " below the confluence (at this point contains all 5 of the "Five Rivers" Irthing, Cromel, Dilston, Acton and Oswald)

Geoff Stark

David McFadzien

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How to use our web Information & Emergency Situation Map

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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Metservice has issued a orange heavy rain warning for tomorrow in Fiordland. Please see https://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings for further info.
Stay dry!

Comment on Facebook

Rebecca Howe must be about time for you to go back into the hills?!

2 days ago

Emergency Management Southland

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

What time is this to happen on the 24th?

Funny, that's the same day I had marked to refresh our emergency water supplies and check everything is in good order!

If anybody is interested in rainfall totals for yesterday go into the Environment Southland rainfall site at : http://envdata.es.govt.nz/index.aspx?tab=map&c=rainfall and have a look at the totals across the sites.  Almost 100 mm fell in the 3 Kings Region in the upper Oreti yesterday.

 

Comment on Facebook

Stuart Bruce

Overnight the rivers in the upper Oreti and Aparima catchments have risen with the rain.  All rivers appear to have peaked apart from the Irthing Stream near Lumsden.  At 5 am it was beginning to reach its peak.
There is still some light rain expected across the province today that will clear going into this afternoon.
The photo is one from 2018 . You can see the Environment Southland maps at:
http://envdata.es.govt.nz/index.aspx?tab=map

 

Comment on Facebook

Tom McGerkin

Lovely aye Shanae Baker

Jason Andrew Daniel Jevon Scott Craig 🤔

Jonathan Arps

Walt Will

God help us Emergency Management Southland, you don't even know your streams from your creeks. Hope the rest of your information is correct

Current photo as at 10 15 of the "Irthing " below the confluence (at this point contains all 5 of the "Five Rivers" Irthing, Cromel, Dilston, Acton and Oswald)

Geoff Stark

David McFadzien

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