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Severe Weather Warning Issued 26 November

Heavy rain for Marlborough and northwestern ranges of Nelson. A complex low system covers the North Island and Tasman Sea, directing a moist easterly flow across central New Zealand. This flow is expected to tend more southerly on Wednesday, easing the rain about central areas.

Periods of heavy rain are expected about Marlborough including the Sounds and the northwestern ranges of Nelson, and a heavy rain warning is in force for these areas.

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: Ranges of Northwest Nelson, including Takaka Hill
Valid: 9 hours from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect a further 60 to 90mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities 10 to 15mm per hour.

Area: Eastern Marlborough, also the Sounds and Richmond range
Valid: 30 hours from 9:00 am Monday to 3:00 pm Tuesday

Forecast: Rain, with some heavy falls. Expect a further 150 to 200mm of rain to accumulate about the Kaikoura ranges, and 60 to 80mm elsewhere. Peak intensities 10 to 20mm per hour, especially about the Kaikoura ranges.

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