Severe Weather Warning for Southland and Stewart Island – Orange
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.
For more infor visit https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home#severe-weather-warnings-and-watches
Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.
Visit https://getready.govt.nz/emergency/storms/ for more details on how to get prepared.