Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland

Message type: Alert
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: July 19, 2020
Effective Time: 8:00 PM
Expiry Date: July 20, 2020
Expiry Time: 8:00 PM
Who is issuing this alert: Emergency Management Southland
Description of event/hazard:

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

Issued: 8:23pm Sunday, 19th July 2020
Area: Fiordland north of Doubtful Sound
Valid: 11:00am Monday to 6:00am Tuesday
Further heavy rain. Expect another 50 to 80mm of rain, on top of what has already fallen, with the largest accumulations likely in the north. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h this evening. Thunderstorms possible overnight tonight. Note, further periods of rain and possible thunderstorms are likely through Tuesday morning and afternoon.

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.

Contact Info: www.civildefencesouthland.govt.nz