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  • 0 Major southern ocean storm bringing gales, cold and snow

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 23-09-2020
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    South Islanders: Snow and wind chill alerts as spring storm dredges up Antarctic cold next Monday We’re at the end of September and well into Spring but a significant wintry blast of weather is on the way to southern NZ for the final days of September. Storm map showing size and intensity Lert Info has already issued an early heads up to farmers, in particular with new born lambs and livestock in Otago, Southland and South Canterbury. Alert sent Thursday morning The current data suggests snow flurries are expected in Gore, Lumsden, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka and potentially Dunedin . Sleet is possible in Invercargill with below zero wind chill at times. Metservice Outlook Daytime highs will range from just +2 degrees to +7 degrees across the lower South Island at the warmest point of Monday, based on Thursday's data. Wind chill will likely be in the negatives for a large portion of Monday in exposed areas of Southland. This could be deadly for newborn lambs. Misery Index for Monday 7pm - Wind plus temperature combined Tongue of cold air from Antarctica   Swells This may even be one of the lower to sea level snow events of 2020 despite us almost being in the tenth month of the year. Late snow storms in September and October do happen from time to time – Spring is all about winter slowly fading away and hints of summer slowly coming in. Register for personalized alerts We can send you real time alerts including many exclusive only to Lert Info. For this event, already 5 alerts have gone out and we expect (based on similar storms) another 30-40 alerts.  www.lert.info

  • 0 Auckland To Get Gales on Wed 22nd July

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 21-07-2020
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    Please tie down Tramps and secure things the wind could move. Also clear overhanging branches from Power lines - this is what usually causes power outages during windy periods.     A surge of gales will move into Auckland on Wednesday, peaking during the middle of the day or afternoon.   TIME: Wednesday July 22. Highest risk for damaging gusts is from 9am to 7pm.    PEAK WINDS:  Winds won’t be solidly gale force during this time, but will gust into gale force in most exposed areas at some point. Generally speaking, winds look to be 40km/h to 80km/h. Peak gusts will be between 100 and 120km/h and these winds will likely be in the most exposed marine and ridge top areas to the west.   OTHER RISKS:  Sea - 8 metre waves along the west coast will increase salt spray in the air and beach erosion is also possible, building as the day goes on. Sky - Hail, isolated thunderstorms, squalls, mostly in the morning   WINDS SHORT LIVED: Like most of the recent wind events this is a relatively short surge, with the main risk covering less than half a day. Severe risks ease/clear on Thursday.   RISK: This is a Moderate risk event for power outages, hopefully not too widespread being peak winter with leaves off trees and winds only just breaking into gale at times. People should prepare for possible power outages on Wednesday.   Source Weatherwatch   To get these new releases why not sign up for free alerts . 

  • 0 Up To 10M Waves To Hit North Is West Coast, North of Raglan

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 20-07-2020
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    The western upper North Island is in for a windy Wednesday with potentially damaging storm surge spreading up the west coast across the day. Winds will ramp up during daylight hours with gales in coastal areas gusting over 100km/h in some exposed areas. This increases the risks of trees and branches down and therefore power outages possible. On top of the surge of westerly wind, a significant coastal storm surge will spread up the western side with wave heights expected to reach 9 metres, maybe higher. Most exposed looks to be from about Raglan to Port Waikato to Auckland, then spreading further up into Northland’s western side. “These are exceptionally large waves and people should avoid being too near the water” says head forecaster Philip Duncan. “It’s also another example of why Manukau Harbour is such a dangerous harbour entrance, with the possibility of 8 metre waves around the Manukau Heads on Wednesday PM”. Winds and dangerous seas will ease slowly across Thursday and Friday. Remember to sign up for your Free email alerts if you haven't already

  • 0 Rain Causes Havoc

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 17-07-2020
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    Considerable rain fell in Northland yesterday and has caused a lot of flooding and slips. Welfare centres were opened in Whangarei. It's still advised only travel if necessary in Northland We sent around 20 alerts for these three areas over a 3hr periods and was on of the most intense periods we have ever experienced  Register for FREE alerts here   Maps of roads affected  for all areas Water supply worries after heavy rain floods Northland, with Gisborne area also hit hard Riverside Whangarei   Rain heading to Auckland with good amounts possible for storage dams.  No alerts out for this. Te Puia Springs area Gisborne North alerts around 10pm Friday Live alerts as at 09:30 Sat 18th   STUFF - Weather: Thunderstorms, torrential rain causes flooding across Northland and Gisborne  Multiple roads in Northland , Waikato and Gisborne closed      

  • 0 Cold Snap Update

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 02-06-2020
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      The snow may look pretty but for the higher roads may cause issues. Rain starts Thursday morning with temps lowering  At 3pm it's moved up the South Island We envisage issues on mountain passes. Snow is now looking possible to 500M. As soon as we know more details we will send alerts  to affected areas. For long distance drivers we have a Txt Road alert service for all the South Island. We often get exclusive reports from drivers that you won't find anywhere else. The alerts could save you time, money and inconvenience. Friday 6am, temperatures in some areas drop to -4       

  • 0 Are You Wanting More Weather Data?

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 05-05-2020
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      Weatherwatch has partnered with IBM to provide New Zealand's largest weather data website Lert Info uses this frequently as every locations information is updated hourly. This almost real time information, is vital for us to keep you better informed when weather gets marginal.  It's the most comprehensive data readily accessible by the public.    To receive our news articles straight to your email box, just subscribe to our free email alert service ( we'll send you alerts as well of course) Cheers Lert Info team    

  • 1 Look after yourself in the heat

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 02-11-2019
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    Another couple of hot days, with some places getting more than 8 degrees above normal. Some places will reach 32 today (Sunday 3 Nov) Remember to slip slop slap, seek shade and very importantly stay hydrated. Drink small amounts often. A couple of ways you can tell you're needing fluids1 You haven't done wees for several hours2 Your wees are quite dark3 If your wees are almost clear then you should be OK  

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