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As the destructive force of Cyclone Gabrielle pummels the top of the North Island, severe weather warnings are now in place for Wairarapa, with a heavy swell warning for coastal areas.

Metservice issued the warnings for the region late yesterday morning, upgrading the forecast for damaging gales and heavy rain from a watch.

“Based on the position and intensity of Gabrielle, this system poses a very high risk of extreme, impactful, and unprecedented weather over many regions of the North Island from Sunday to Tuesday,” the service said.

Metservice described the incoming low as a ‘very intense system’ bringing widespread severe weather, with the worst expected today and tomorrow. Heavy rain and gale-force winds are forecast for the region from early afternoon today.

Across New Zealand, more than 20 watches and warnings are in place, with two warnings in place for the region at orange level, and a heavy swell warning for coastal regions. The warnings come as Metservice meteorologist Lewis Ferris said Wairarapa coastal areas could expect big waves, with rivers experiencing difficulty draining into the sea in places.

“There will be big swells, a lot of wind, and a lot of rain,” he said.

“We are expecting dangerous conditions about the coast. Between Ngawi and Wellington there will be big waves, but not as bad as the Castlepoint area, which is particularly at risk.”

As former tropical cyclone Gabrielle pummels the top of the North Island, severe weather warnings are now in place for Wairarapa, with a heavy swell warning for coastal areas.

Metservice issued the warnings for the region late yesterday morning, upgrading the forecast for damaging gales and heavy rain from a watch.

“Based on the position and intensity of Gabrielle, this system poses a VERY HIGH risk of extreme, impactful, and unprecedented weather over many regions of the North Island from Sunday to Tuesday,” the service said.

Metservice described the incoming low as a ‘very intense system’ bringing widespread severe weather, with the worst expected today and tomorrow. Heavy rain and gale-force winds are forecast for the region from early afternoon today.

Across New Zealand, more than 20 watches and warnings are in place, with two warnings in place for the region at orange level, and a heavy swell warning for coastal regions.

The warnings come as Metservice meteorologist Lewis Ferris said Wairarapa coastal areas could expect big waves, with rivers experiencing difficulty draining into the sea in places.

“There will be big swells, a lot of wind, and a lot of rain,” he said.

“We are expecting dangerous conditions about the coast. Between Ngawi and Wellington there will be big waves, but not as bad as the Castlepoint area, which is particularly at risk.” The warnings come as Metservice meteorologist Lewis Ferris said Wairarapa coastal areas could expect big waves, with rivers experiencing difficulty draining into the sea in places.

“There will be big swells, a lot of wind, and a lot of rain,” he said.

“We are expecting dangerous conditions about the coast.

“Between Ngawi and Wellington there will be big waves, but not as bad as the Castlepoint area, which is particularly at risk.”

As former tropical cyclone Gabrielle pummels the top of the North Island, severe weather warnings are now in place for Wairarapa, with a heavy swell warning for coastal areas.

Metservice issued the warnings for the region late yesterday morning, upgrading the forecast for damaging gales and heavy rain from a watch.

“Based on the position and intensity of Gabrielle, this system poses a very high risk of extreme, impactful, and unprecedented weather over many regions of the North Island from Sunday to Tuesday,” the service said.

Metservice described the incoming low as a ‘very intense system’ bringing widespread severe weather, with the worst expected today and tomorrow. Heavy rain and gale-force winds are forecast for the region from early afternoon today.

Across New Zealand, more than 20 watches and warnings are in place, with two warnings in place for the region at orange level, and a heavy swell warning for coastal regions.

The warnings come as Metservice meteorologist Lewis Ferris said Wairarapa coastal areas could expect big waves, with rivers experiencing difficulty draining into the sea in places.

“There will be big swells, a lot of wind, and a lot of rain,” he said.

“We are expecting dangerous conditions about the coast. Between Ngawi and Wellington there will be big waves, but not as bad as the Castlepoint area, which is particularly at risk.”

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