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Heavy rain warning extended 11 October


A front is expected to move east across New Zealand today and during Friday morning bringing a burst of heavy rain to many areas. The heaviest falls are expected in northwest Nelson where a heavy rain warning is now in force.

Heavy Rain Warning

Area: Northwest Nelson

Valid: 13 hours from 9:00am to 10:00pm Thursday
Forecast: Expect a further 60 to 80mm to accumulate during this time, especially about the ranges, in addition to rain that has already accumulated. Peak intensities of 10 to 20mm per hour.

Note for travellers

Snow is forecast down to 300 metres overnight Thursday in Canterbury and Marlborough. Please stay up to date with forecasts at the MetService website.

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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Please stay up to date with forecasts at the MetService website.

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