Severe Weather Watches

Valid to 09:00pm Monday, 23-Jul-2018

Severe Weather Watch

Issued by MetService at 9:24am Monday 23-Jul-2018

Heavy snow possible for inland Buller and Nelson

A broad trough over the South Island, is moving slowly north today and early Tuesday, with a band of steady rain expected to persist over the upper South Island. This rain is falling as snow above 500 metres, but to 400 metres about some inland areas.

This Watch is for the possibility that snowfall accumulations could approach warning amounts above 600 metres about inland parts of Buller and Nelson, including Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, also the Takaka Hill.

The snow and rain about the lower South Island has cleared and the watch is now lifted. In addition, rainfall about Westland and Buller has either cleared or eased so the rainfall watches have been lifted for those areas also.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts, in case this Watch is upgraded to a Warning.

Heavy Snow Watch

Area: Inland Buller and Nelson, including Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, also the Takaka Hill
Valid: 24 hours from 9:00am Monday to 9:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Snow is expected above 400 metres today, Monday, through to early Tuesday, with snowfall accumulations possibly reaching short duration warning amounts (10cm in 6 hours) above 600 metres.

Watches no longer in force

Heavy rain watch lifted for: Ranges of Buller: Steady rain continues through to this afternoon or evening, but significant rainfall accumulations are not longer expected. However, snow is falling about inland areas - refer to snow watch

Heavy rain watch lifted for: Ranges of Westland: Rain has cleared. Watch has been lifted.

Heavy rain watch lifted for: Southland and southern Fiordland: Rainfall has eased, and is slowly clearing.

Heavy snow watch lifted for: Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Light snow about the ranges slowly clearing today (Monday)


This watch will be updated by: 9:00pm Monday 23-Jul-2018

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Issued: 09:24am Monday, 23-Jul-2018

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