A BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY AND NELSON.
A front is moving across New Zealand today, bringing a burst of heavy rain to many places. In Nelson, rain is likely to be persistent about the ranges for most of the day, with accumulations of 80-100mm.
However, during the afternoon a burst of localised heavy rain may affect other parts of the region, with peak intensities of 20-35mm per hour possible. Later today rain is expected to become heavy in eastern Bay of Plenty and continue through to about midday tomorrow, with accumulations of 80-100mm about the ranges in a 15 hour period.
People in these areas are advised that streams and rivers are likely to rise rapidly and surface flooding and slips are possible.
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HEAVY RAIN WARNING
AREA/S AFFECTED: RANGES OF NELSON
In the 12 hours from 9am this morning, expect 80-100mm of rain about the ranges. Note, elsewhere a burst of heavy rain is possible this afternoon, and while this is not expected to reach warning criteria, there is still the potential for surface flooding. Peak intensities of 20-35mm per hour possible this afternoon.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2600 metres.
Due to the heavy rainfall over the last few days there is a large plume of contaminated water extending out from the Motueka River mouth. In addition, the rainfall has caused an overflow from the Motueka Wastewater Treatment Plant. Because of the overflow at the plant there is an increased risk of shellfish contamination particularly from the coastal areas Motueka River Mouth to Kaiteriteri.…
Information from Work and Income and Inland Revenue for employers affected by the flooding event of 21 April. Employers – if you have staff who are unable to work because of the flood impact, you are welcome to call Work and Income for information about how they may be able to help. Please call Linda Pickett or Trudy Nairn at Job Connect, Phone 0800 778 008, stating where your business is based.…
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