Heavy rains forecast for North Otago
Wednesday 16 January 12 noon
Heavy rains forecast for
The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is
closely monitoring North Otago rivers, following a
MetService rain watch issued today for the area.
Thunderstorms and heavy rains are forecast for North
Otago over a brief period this afternoon and into the
Around 40 to 50mm of rain is predicted to
fall. This may lead to rapidly rising levels on the Kakanui,
Waianakarua, and Shag rivers.
The public is advised to
exercise care when near these rivers as they may rise
quickly. Farmers should move stock from low-lying areas to
River level and rainfall information
can be checked on the ORC water info
www.orc.govt.nz/waterinfo or by phoning 0800 426
Information on natural hazards, including
inundation maps can be viewed on the ORC natural hazards
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