Severe Weather Warning for Fiordland

Message type: Alert
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Future
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: May 3, 2019
Effective Time: 4:00 PM
Expiry Date: May 4, 2019
Expiry Time: 11:00 AM
Who is issuing this alert: EMS
Description of event/hazard:

An active front is forecast to move onto southern Fiordland from the west on Saturday afternoon and to remain slow moving there until Sunday morning when it should move away to the south. This front delivers a period of heavy northerly rain to Fiordland, with the heaviest falls expected south of Milford Sound where a Heavy Rain Warning is now in force.

Heavy Rain Warning
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Area: Fiordland south of Milford Sound
Valid: 15 hours from 8:00pm Saturday to 11:00am Sunday
Forecast: Expect 90 to 1120mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 25mm per hour.

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