12 Aug 2012

Heavy rain forecast to hit South Island areas

5:33 am on 12 August 2012

Heavy rain is expected to fall on already saturated areas of the country this weekend.

MetService has issued warnings for parts of Northland on Saturday, with the rain travelling quickly down the country.

By Sunday, the heavy rain is forecast to reach South Canterbury and North Otago.

Canterbury Regional Council says it is monitoring the situation and is advising farmers to move stock to higher ground.