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Weather Update

9:36am, 14 April 2017

Conditions have eased overnight. Please take care if driving., so it is not expected further updates will be needed.

Roads - Current Situation

Please take care out there, drive to the conditions and avoid flooded areas.

  • Motueka Valley Highway now open one lane, should be fully open by noon.
  • Slips on Takaka Hill (SH60) and Rocks Rd in Nelson (SH6), but both roads open.


Heavy rain forecast from this afternoon

12:00pm, 11 April 2017

Metservice have issued a severe weather warning for our region for heavy rain. Rivers may rise rapidly and surface flooding can make driving conditions hazardous. Stay up to date with the latest forecasts at http://www.…

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Getting ready for Cyclone Debbie’s last lash

4:41pm, 4 April 2017

To prepare for the final lash of Cyclone Debbie’s tail, Nelson and Tasman residents are advised to take a few practical precautions to ensure we cope with the rain and wind. Some severe weather is forecast to hit tomorrow, so people should take the time now to make sure their gutters and the stormwater grates on their property are clear. At the same time, take a step outside and clear the leaves away from the grates in the street outside your property.…

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Key links

Road reports

Automobile Association Roadwatch

NZ Transport Agency Highway Information South Island


NZ MetService weather information


Regional water information via telephone

Regional river flow and rainfall

View regional river flow data

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Email the Tasman District Council hydrology team

Earthquake and Tsunami


Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

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Get Ready Get Thru website

If a disaster happened now, would you be ready?

Visit the 'Get Ready, Get Thru' website for more information and help in preparing your home, school and work for an emergency.