Severe Weather Warning for Southland and Stewart Island

Message type: Alert
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: January 5, 2020
Effective Time: 11:00 AM
Expiry Date: January 6, 2020
Expiry Time: 8:00 PM
Who is issuing this alert: MetService
Description of event/hazard:

West to southwest gales gusting 120 km/h in exposed places. Note, the strongest winds are likely Monday morning to Monday evening.

Issued: 9:04am Sunday, 5th January 2020
Area: Coastal Southland and Clutha, also Stewart Island
Valid: 11:00am Sunday to 8:00pm Monday
West to southwest gales gusting 120 km/h in exposed places. Note, the strongest winds are likely Monday morning to Monday evening.

Check out https://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-outlook for more details.

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.

For more information on preparation visit https://getready.govt.nz/emergency/storms/

Contact Info: cdsouthland.nz