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Advice of severe weather is in the national interest since in most severe weather events, if sufficient warning is provided, actions to reduce the risk of loss of life and property can be taken.
Any weather information which:
may lead to public confusion.
Accordingly, persons and organisations who receive information about potential severe weather provided by the Official Alerting Authority shall:
MetService is the Official Alerting Authority and provides information about potential severe weather with the stipulation that those conveying that information comply with the above Code. In the event that MetService believes there has been a breach of any of these conditions, MetService will advise the Ministry and will agree with the Ministry whether it is appropriate to suspend the provision of information about severe weather to the person or organisation that is in breach.
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