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Civil Defence West Coast3 days ago

Hi everyone
Please see below MetService has just issued a heavy swell alert for the West Coast (see below).

Forecast of Heavy Swells for the West Coast from Hokitika to Mokihinui
Issued by MetService at 10:37am Tuesday 16-Jul-2019
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Civil Defence West Coast4 days ago

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Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

Hi everyone.
MetService has just (1600hrs) issued a'Severe Weather Warning Orange' (see below) for the Westland District. Take care out there over the weekend.

Area: Westland south of Otira
Valid: 17 hours from 1:00pm Saturday to 6:00am Sunday
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MetService New Zealand
By the end of this weekend, nearly the entire country will have received some rain, and for many places it will be a significant dose. Strong-to-gale force winds will also buffet parts of the nation over the next few days. It's not all bad news, as sunshine makes it's way into many of the forecasts as well. Here's Angus with the run through of what to expect in the coming days. ^AH
Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast2 weeks ago

Heavy rain warnings now in place across Westland and Buller.

Stay up to date with our Public Information and Emergency Situation Map:
https://wcrc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ae41303339d4448b8efa3b62157b9634

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 month ago

***UPDATE*** There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the 7.0 magnitudue Kermadec Islands region earthquake

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 month ago

HEAVY SWELL ALERT FOR WEST COAST

Forecast of Heavy Swells for the West Coast from Hokitika to Mokihinui

Issued by MetService at 11:08am Thursday 06-Jun-2019

Southwest combined waves rapidly rising to 5-6m overnight tonight, then easing...

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