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Heavy Rain Warning Issued 30 June

12:04pm, 30 June 2017

Please be aware of the current MetService Severe Weather Warning for the Nelson Tasman region. 

Rivers and streams may rise rapidly and driving conditions may become hazardous. Please take care on the roads.


Heavy rain is expected to develop tonight. In the 23 hours from 10pm Friday to 9pm Saturday, 100 to 150mm is expected to accumulate about the western ranges, and 60 to 100mm elsewhere.

Peak intensities of 15 to 20mm per hour. FREEZING LEVEL: 2100 metres.

Please stay up to date with forecasts at the MetService website

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Heavy Rain Forecast - Severe Weather Warning

11:19am, 16 May 2017

A deep low and associated front is forecast to bring heavy rain to northern and western parts of both islands. Heavy falls are expected in northwest Nelson where 100 to 140mm is likely about the ranges. People in these areas are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams and also possible slips and surface flooding Stay up to date with the latest forecasts at http://www.…

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Heavy Rain Warning Issued for Nelson Region

1:58pm, 10 May 2017

Metservice have issued a severe weather warning for our region for heavy rain. The heaviest and most prolonged rain is forecast to be about Nelson, where 200mm could accumulate about the ranges through to Thursday afternoon. Rivers may rise rapidly, there may be surface flooding and slips, and driving conditions may be hazardous.…

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