Severe Weather Warning

Message type: Alert
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: January 19, 2019
Effective Time: 12:00 PM
Expiry Date: January 20, 2019
Expiry Time: 12:00 PM
Who is issuing this alert: EMS
Description of event/hazard:

Strong Wind Warning

Area: Coastal Southland and Clutha, also Otago Peninsula
Valid: 13 hours from 8:00pm Saturday to 9:00am Sunday
Forecast: West to southwest gales are forecast to be severe in exposed places, gusting 120km/h.

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

What Should affected people do?

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case further areas are added to this Warning.

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