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Heavy rain warning issued 20 August

MetService have issued a severe weather warning for our region.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Nelson west of Motueka, Buller

Valid: 21 hours from 9:00am Monday to 6:00am Tuesday

Forecast: Further periods of heavy rain, with thunderstorms at times. Expect 90 to 110mm to accumulate about the ranges on top of what has already fallen, 60 to 90mm near the coast. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour, especially in thunderstorms.

This warning will be updated by Metservice by: 9:00pm Monday 20-Aug-2018

Caution required

  • Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly, and surface flooding and slips are also possible.
  • Driving conditions may be hazardous.
  • Swimming in the sea and rivers may also pose health hazards.
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