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: February 11, 2021
Effective Time: 9:00 AM
Expiry Date: February 11, 2021
Expiry Time: 3:00 PM
Who is issuing this alert: MetService
Description of event/hazard:

MetService have just put out a Severe Wind Warning – Orange for coastal Southland and Stewart Island

A deep low just south of the South Island moves away to the east today. This low brings westerly gales to southern and central areas of the South Island and Watches and Warnings remain in force. People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.

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

Issued: 9:03am Thursday, 11th February 2021
Area: Stewart Island and coastal parts of Southland from Bluff eastwards
Valid: 9:00am Thursday to 3:00pm Thursday
Westerly gales are forecast to be severe at times, with gusts reaching 120 km/h.

For more information head to https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home#severe-weather-warnings-and-watches

What Should affected people do?

How to prepare? Head to https://getready.govt.nz/emergency/storms/

Contact Info: https://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings