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Severe Weather Warning for Nelson Ranges

9:38am, 4 May 2016

Burst of heavy rain for northern Fiordland, southern Westland, the northwest Nelson ranges and the headwaters of Otago and Canterbury

A broad trough is expected to move over the lower South Island this evening (Wednesday), then progress on to the lower North Island during Thursday morning, before weakening. A humid northerly flow precedes the trough, bringing a burst of heavy rain to northern Fiordland, southern Westland and the headwaters of Otago and Canterbury today (Wednesday), then to the Northwest Nelson Ranges tonight and Thursday morning. The largest accumulations are expected to be about the ranges of Westland from Otira southwards, where 150 to 200mm could accumulate over a 24 hour period.

People are advised that streams and rivers are likely to rise rapidly and slips are possible in vulnerable areas.

FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND FORECAST CHARTS PLEASE GO TO http://metservice.com MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND TECHNICAL USERS FOLLOWS

 

Tsunami evacuation maps now available

5:27am, 2 May 2016

Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group (CDEM) has today published comprehensive tsunami evacuation maps for the entire region.   online maps[sitetree_link,id=6175], which are also being produced by civil defence groups around the country for their respective regions, identify risk areas and explain the expected evacuation zones in the event of a tsunami.   Nelson Tasman CDEM Group Controller, Roger Ball, says the maps are intended to act as a guide for residents about what areas could be affected should there be a threat of tsunami.…

Read more about Tsunami evacuation maps now available

No Tsunami Threat following Vanuatu earthquake

9:30am, 29 April 2016

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has said there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the 7. 3 m Vanuatu earthquake at 0733 NZ time. Their full statement is below.…

Read more about No Tsunami Threat following Vanuatu earthquake

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