Severe Wind Warning

Message type: Update
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Possible
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: May 15, 2019
Effective Time: 5:00 AM
Expiry Date: May 15, 2019
Expiry Time: 11:00 PM
Who is issuing this alert: Emergency Management Southland
Description of event/hazard:

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

Issued 08:50pm Wednesday 15 May 2019
Area: Coastal Clutha and Southland. Valid: 9 hours from 9:00 pm Wednesday to 6:00 am Thursday. Southwest gales severe at times, with gusts 120 km/h.
Severe Wind Warning for Stewart Island
Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued 08:50pm Wednesday 15 May 2019
Area: Stewart Island. Valid: 9 hours from 9:00 pm Wednesday to 6:00 am Thursday. Severe southwest gales gusting 130 km/h at times.

What Should affected people do?

Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Contact Info: www.civildefencesouthland.gov.nz