26 Dec 2014

Heavy rain for Westland

2:59 pm on 26 December 2014

A heavy rain warning has been issued for Westland, with a front forecast to cross the lower South Island tomorrow.

Met Service was forecasting up to 120 millimetres of rain in the ranges over a 15 hour period from midday tomorrow, with rainfall of up to 90 millimetres expected at lower levels.

It said the rain could cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and slips and surface flooding are possible.

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