Burst of heavy rain for northern Fiordland, southern Westland, the northwest Nelson ranges and the headwaters of Otago and Canterbury
A broad trough is expected to move over the lower South Island this evening (Wednesday), then progress on to the lower North Island during Thursday morning, before weakening. A humid northerly flow precedes the trough, bringing a burst of heavy rain to northern Fiordland, southern Westland and the headwaters of Otago and Canterbury today (Wednesday), then to the Northwest Nelson Ranges tonight and Thursday morning. The largest accumulations are expected to be about the ranges of Westland from Otira southwards, where 150 to 200mm could accumulate over a 24 hour period.
People are advised that streams and rivers are likely to rise rapidly and slips are possible in vulnerable areas.
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Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group (CDEM) has today published comprehensive tsunami evacuation maps for the entire region. online maps[sitetree_link,id=6175], which are also being produced by civil defence groups around the country for their respective regions, identify risk areas and explain the expected evacuation zones in the event of a tsunami. Nelson Tasman CDEM Group Controller, Roger Ball, says the maps are intended to act as a guide for residents about what areas could be affected should there be a threat of tsunami.…
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