Severe Weather Warning for Southland and Stewart Island – Orange

Message type: Alert
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: January 4, 2020
Effective Time: 12:00 AM
Expiry Date: January 5, 2020
Expiry Time: 2:00 PM
Who is issuing this alert: MetService
Description of event/hazard:

A deep low to the south of the country directs a strong westerly flow across the nation on Sunday. Gales are likely in many areas, possibly severe in exposed parts of the South Island and the lower North Island.
Area: Southland, Clutha and Stewart Island
Valid: 8 hours from 6:00am to 2:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Severe gale northwesterlies, gusting 120 km/h. Winds are expected to turn westerly in the afternoon and ease slightly.
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What Should affected people do?

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

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