Severe weather warning: heavy rain expected Saturday

Posted by Nelson Tasman Civil Defence on 20 January 2017

Please be aware of the current MetService Severe Weather Warning for the ranges of northwest Nelson, Golden Bay and the Richmond Ranges. This front moves through on Saturday afternoon.

People in these areas should watch out for streams and rivers rising quickly and there may be slips and surface flooding.

Note: During this period around 50mm is possible in Nelson City.

A copy of the key information is below.

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING ISSUED BY MetService AT 11:31am 20-Jan-2017

HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTH AND WEST OF SOUTH ISLAND SATURDAY EVENING AND SUNDAY

A deep low is expected to cross the South Island during Sunday. A period of heavy rain is expected over Westland, Buller, Nelson and Marlborough.

Between 100 and 150mm is likely from Saturday evening through to midday Sunday.

Note, during this period around 50mm is possible in Nelson City.

People in these areas should watch out for streams and rivers rising quickly and there may be slips and surface flooding.

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