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Severe Weather Warning - Heavy Rain Expected From 6pm

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Heavy rain is expected to develop this evening. In the 16 hours from 6pm today (Monday) to 10am Tuesday, there may be up to 200-300mm of rain about the ranges of Northwest Nelson, and up to 100mm elsewhere especially near the Bryant ranges. Intensities may reach 20-30mm per hour overnight.

This heavy rain will cause river and stream levels to rise rapidly, and there may be slips, surface flooding and poor visibility making driving conditions hazardous. Campers should ensure camps are on high ground.

If you know of someone camping or intending to go into the ranges, please notify them of this warning.

North to northwesterly winds are also expected to reach severe gale about many parts of central New Zealand for a time on Tuesday, with the strongest winds near Cook Strait where gusts may reach 160km/hr.

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