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Heavy rain warning issued 10 October

Please be aware of the current MetService Severe Weather Warning for our region.

Heavy rain for Westland south of Otira, and northwest Nelson

A front moving slowly northwards over the South Island delivers a period of heavy northerly rain in the west. The heaviest falls are expected in southern Westland, and now also for northwest Nelson, where Heavy Rain Warnings are in force.

Valid: 16 hours from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday

Forecast: Expect 80 to 100mm of rain to accumulate during this time, especially about the ranges. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour.

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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