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Thursday 20 July, 2017
rainfall is forecast for the Canterbury region tomorrow and Saturday, and
Ashburton District Council is advising the community to prepare for disruption
to transport and localised flooding.
south of the Rakaia River is forecast to get between 150 and 200 millimetres of
rain (equivalent to one month’s worth) from Friday morning through to Saturday,
and there is a possibility of strong southwest gale winds on the coast,
according to weather forecast company MetService.
recommends those looking to travel around Canterbury on Friday to consider
travelling this afternoon or waiting until Saturday when weather conditions are
predicted to improve. Those who do travel on Friday are urged to drive with
rain in the last few weeks has already saturated the Canterbury Plains, and the
heavy rainfall forecast for tomorrow will likely cause rivers to rise. Localised
surface flooding is also expected which may affect roads throughout Canterbury.
and updates on the forecasted weather can be found on the MetService website.