Friday , March 5 2021

Bad weather is heading north after it has brought snow, heavy rain and falling off the south of the island



The front abundant with heavy rain and snow on most of the South Island moves across the North Island, but the time is better.

The key freeway between Canterbury and the west coast was closed after washing in the slopes on Thursday and Friday and will remain closed during the weekend.

Time also closed several roads and schools in southern Canterbury, Timaru, which received over average monthly rain in less than 48 hours, and Fairlie gets decent snowing.

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The soaring water passes by highway between Franz Josef and Harihar on the west coast of the South Island.

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In the midst of stormy weather, the Rejoice Stedfast body was found in the rushing river of Haupiri on the west coast on Friday morning. The strong, of the Gloriavale community, was a mother of 11 and fell into the river when the bank stopped smoking.

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MetService spokeswoman said all heavy rain and serious weather warnings were abolished on Friday night.

The front that made the heavy weather conditions on the central and southern New Zealand began to move northward across the North Island and gradually weaken.

Sue-Jane and John Leckie, from Melbourne, enjoy a snowball fight at Fairlie. John says a couple

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Sue-Jane and John Leckie, from Melbourne, enjoy a snowball fight at Fairlie. John says the couple "basically lives in the desert and never sees the snow".

Meteorologist Ravi Kendule said, "There is a high pressure system in the west, gradually during tomorrow.

"Now the north opens the front, and the southern island mostly cleans from rain to showering regimes. It's still very cloudy, but tomorrow will begin to fall apart during the day.

"[The] The North Island will see that the two facades go through the night and when that happens, tomorrow the North Island will begin to wipe out. We may see tomorrow afternoon and evening afternoon convection around the range of both islands.

"But important, the next two days after this system went through the night and early in the morning, we see quite a good time for most of the populated areas."

NICK DEMPSEY

Access to the Goat Creek Bridge on State Highway 73 was washed as a heavy rain on the west coast.

WASHOUT ON THE PASSPORT

The NZ Transport Agency said that State Highway 73 would remain closed between Arthur's Pass and Jackson until mid-Monday.

An alternative route is available via the Lewis Pass (SH7). The driver is recommended for a further 90 minutes.

Systematic manager Pete Connors said the Goat Creek Bridge remained intact, but the western approach was run down.

Strong rain has caused difficulties and damaged parts of state highway 73 between Arthur's Pass and the West Coast.

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Strong rain has caused difficulties and damaged parts of state highway 73 between Arthur's Pass and the West Coast.

"It's still very big as it was built. The bridge was built on the curve at the top of the road climb … The camera angle adds to the optical illusion.

"The stream was shed through the carriage and it broke the resort that is exactly what it is intended for," he said.

Contractors should fill 5000 cubic meters to rebuild the road.

The Arthur Pass was cut off on Friday afternoon, with the snow and the SH73 locked in any direction from the Alpine village.

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The Arthur Pass was cut off on Friday afternoon, with the snow and the SH73 locked in any direction from the Alpine village.

The rain fell on Friday afternoon, but the water level had to go down, Connors said.

LOW-LEVEL SNOW UNKNOWN

Forewatch.co.nz forecaster Aaron Wilkinson said it was unusual for snow to fall to a low level for Canterbury's interior this time of year.

He said snow fell about 300 meters below the expected level of 700 meters above sea level.

"This is probably caused by a process called evaporative cooling and this is very rare."

Wilkinson said the cooling process of evaporation was so rare that this was only about five years ago.

The Porters Pass (SH73 between Springfield and Arthurs Passa) is closed due to snow. MetService expects the road until midnight.

Arthur's Pass Cafe and Sean Moran's shop owner said snow fell around noon on Friday.

"It's the best snow we've seen throughout the year," he said.

"We had a very tough winter … we have a very good coat everywhere."

Sheep in the paddock just south of Fairlie during the snow on Friday.

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Sheep in the paddock just south of Fairlie during the snow on Friday.

The SH73 between Arthur's Pass and Jackson will remain closed at skinned weekend, with the following updates expected on Monday at 12 o'clock.

An alternative route is available via the Lewis Pass (SH7). Drivers are advised to have an additional 90 minutes.

The SH6 from Hokitika in Franz Josef was re-opened shortly after 16.30.

NZTA spokeswoman said that drivers should drive with extraordinary care and safe speeds, as the remains and surface floods still have impact on many road sections.

Temporary speed limitations and tape closure are located in several road areas.

State Highway 1 on the shore of Kaikoura is open, but it is tracked.

The road was still open at 4.30 pm but was closed depending on weather conditions.

"We apologize for any inconvenience, and we urge people to be patient and to drive with extra caution." We are doing our best to re-open the road, adding time to your journey and being updated on the road conditions, "Connors said.

The Waimakariri River level has become high on Friday as the region is hit by heavy rain.

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The Waimakariri River level has become high on Friday as the region is hit by heavy rain.

SLOVENIA RIVERS

The Christchurch Operational Transport Center (CTOC) stated that there was a delay on the North Christchurch highway, while drivers slowed down watching the flooded Waimakariri river on Friday morning.

North Canterbury commanders went to social media to complain about the traffic in the creep. One driver said Things the water level was the highest seen in more than 20 years.

The Waimakariri River level is very high on the bridge along State Highway 1 on Friday morning.

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The Waimakariri River level is very high on the bridge along State Highway 1 on Friday morning.

CTOC spokesman said there are no sealing plans over the Waimakariri River.

"The river level is high, but both bridges are perfectly safe".

Waimakariri District Council spokeswoman Alistair Gray said there was concern over the river's level, but on Friday afternoon it began to fall.

Ana Perham, 13, from Grantle Downs School, is trying to make snow angels at Fairlie on Friday.

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Ana Perham, 13, from Grantle Downs School, is trying to make snow angels at Fairlie on Friday.

"As the rain starts to ease, the water levels drop. Both bridges are also very well used," he said.

No other major events related to weather or complaints were recorded in Waimakariri.

SNOW STORM IN MID-CANTERBURY

The snow was also hit mid-Canterbury on Friday by Fairlie, Burkes Pass and Tekapo.

On Friday morning, the town was Fairlie covered with snow.

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On Friday morning, the town was Fairlie covered with snow.

Jenny Pawsey, from Coolgardie, near Burkes Passa in Mackenzie, said there were almost 70mm of rain on Thursday. When he woke up on Friday morning, he thought the rain stopped. But she looked out the window and saw the snow settled.

She was driving to Tekapo and said the road was dangerous. She realized that schools in the area were closed.

The snow settled Castle Hill, Canterbury, on Friday.

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The snow settled Castle Hill, Canterbury, on Friday.

Volunteer Heartland Information Center Lloyd Harwood said he started snowing at Fairlie for about 7 hours and is still falling strongly until mid-morning.

"It seems to have been some more time yet," he said.

CAPITAL SUPPORTS THE LATEST SEMINAR

Wellington was also cold, gray, and very sombre, but escaped the worst of the weather.

MetService said 5.4 mm of rain fell by 16, and it is expected that about 3.3 mm will fall before midnight.

The northwestern seagulls who smoked the region on Friday were eased, but a serious wind warning remained in place for up to 20 hours.

The Northerlies were strong in some areas, and strong noises were possible for some time in the exposed places.


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