Heavy Rain and Wind Warning for Fiordland – Orange

Message type: Alert
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: August 19, 2019
Effective Time: 6:00 PM
Expiry Date: August 20, 2019
Expiry Time: 11:00 AM
Who is issuing this alert: EMS
Description of event/hazard:

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: 10:22am Monday, 19th August 2019
Area: Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
Valid: 4:00am Tuesday to 11:00am Tuesday
A brief period of heavy rain. Expect 60 to 90mm of rain to accumulate, with peak intensities of 15 to 25mm/hr. Please note, most of this precipitation will fall as snow above 1000 metres.

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

Issued: 10:22am Monday, 19th August 2019
Area: Fiordland
Valid: 6:00pm Monday to 11:00am Tuesday
Severe gale northerlies gusting 120 km/h in exposed places.

What Should affected people do?

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

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

For more information on how to be prepared visit https://getready.govt.nz/emergency/storms/

Contact Info: cdsouthland.nz