Despite the heavy rain in parts of the region, Hawke's Bay rivers are running normally.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council staff have been monitoring rainfall and river levels over the last 48 hours.
The level of the Clive River/Karamu Stream is higher than normal but the river mouth is open and HBRC staff have checked it this morning.
People can check live river level data for themselves on HBRC's website www.hbrc.govt.nz, look under Environmental Data on the home page.
The drainage system is also operating normally, with only a few blockages needing to be cleared.
The forecast is for the wet weather to continue through the week, with a heavy rain warning being issued forecasting brief heavy rain likely during Wednesday with cooler southerlies.
HBRC advises people to take care around the rivers as water levels can rise quickly and unexpectedly due to heavier periods of rain in other parts of each catchment. Also people should take extra care driving in wet conditions.
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