Heavy rain on its way

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The warm calm weather of this week is set to change tomorrow with periods of heavy rain and strong northerly winds.

A series of fronts from the Tasman Sea, preceded by warm and moist northerlies, have prompted heavy rain and wind warnings for parts of the country.

The warnings and watches have been re-issued to include a heavy rain warning for Gisborne north of Ruatoria and also the Gisborne ranges.

The heaviest rain is expected in the west and north of the South Island and also the east of the North Island.

Heavy rain warnings remain in force for Fiordland, Westland, and the ranges of Buller and
Nelson including the Richmond Range.

Western parts of Southland and the Otago headwaters have been upgraded to warnings while the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty, Gisborne north of Ruatoria and also the Gisborne ranges are now included in this warning.

A watch for heavy rain covers the headwaters of the Canterbury lakes and rivers, and now also the remainder of Southland not under warning.

Parts of the upper North Island are now also under a watch for heavy rain.

In addition, strong wind watches are in force for the Canterbury High Country, inland parts of Marlborough, and also central parts of the North Island from Taranaki across to Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.

Metservice is advising people to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any changes are made or further areas are added.




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