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Severe Weather Warning

Issued by MetService at 8:26pm Saturday 23-Feb-2019

Heavy rain for the Kaikoura Coast and Ranges

An active trough is forecast to move northwards through North Canterbury, Marlborough and Wellington overnight Saturday and Sunday morning, bringing a period of rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. The heaviest falls are expected about the Kaikoura Coast and Ranges, where a Warning is in force.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case other areas are added to the Warning.

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: Kaikoura Coast and Ranges
Valid: 12 hours from 1:00am to 1:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Expect 70 to 90mm of rain to accumulate, possibly up to 120mm in localised places. Thunderstorms are possible. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour, but 25mm to 35mm per hour are possible in localised downpours.

This warning will be updated by: 10:00am Sunday 24-Feb-2019

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