Severe Weather Warnings – Gisborne and Ruatoria

Severe Weather Warnings Issued at: 9:12am Monday, 24th May 2021. People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any changes are made.

A deep, slow-moving low northeast of New Zealand directs a strong, moist southeast flow across the North Island through to Tuesday. A Heavy Rain Warning remains in force for Gisborne north of the City until midday today. In addition, a Strong Wind Warning remains in force for eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Ruatoria. People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any changes are made.

Heavy Rain Warning for Gisborne – Orange
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Issued: 9:10am Monday, 24th May 2021
Area: Gisborne north of the City
Valid: 9:00am Monday to 12:00pm Monday
Expect a further 20 to 25mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen, especially about the ranges. Peak rates of 6 to 10mm/h.

Strong Wind Warning for Bay Of Plenty, Gisborne – Orange
Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued: 9:10am Monday, 24th May 2021
Area: The eastern Bay of Plenty east of Opotiki and Gisborne north of Ruatoria
Valid: 9:00am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday
Severe gale southeasterlies in exposed places at times, with gusts reaching 120km/h.

For the latest weather warning from MetService visit: www.metservice.com/warnings/home

We have local hourly rainfall data (https://www.gdc.govt.nz/environment/maps-and-data/rainfall-data)