Thursday, December 29, 2011

Heavy rain for Friday

MetService has added the Wellington area and Kapiti Coast to its heavy rain warning for tomorrow.

Rain is expected to become heavy at times from the early hours of Friday until Friday night. In the 20 hours from 2am to 10pm Friday, expect 60-90mm of rain in places. Peak rates could reach 10-15mm per hour late morning and early afternoon.

Rainfalls of this amount has the potential to cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, and lead to surface flooding and slips. Driving conditions could also become hazardous at times. People, especially holidaymakers, should keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings, and plan accordingly.

We have our fingers crossed for Nelson.

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