Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Heavy rain predicted for North Otago and Dunedin

20 February 2018

Heavy rain predicted for North Otago and Dunedin

With a heavy rainfall warning in place for North Otago, Otago Regional Council (ORC) are closely monitoring river levels for Otago. The most severe weather is expected over the next 24 hours, with the weather situation easing from late tomorrow morning.

Outlook for North Otago

A heavy rainfall warning is in place for North Otago, with Metservice predicting rainfall totals to 60 to 90mm to fall in the 22 hours from 1pm today. Rainfall intensities for North Otago are expected to peak at 10 to 15mm per hour. People should be aware of rapidly rising water levels in North Otago rivers. Peak river flows of around 130 cubic metres per second are expected between 3 to 5am tomorrow (Wednesday), at the Kakanui at Clifton Falls site. At this level of river flow there is likely to be surface flooding around some North Otago Rivers. At 12pm today, 30mm of rain had already fallen in the North Otago catchment. ORC will be monitoring the situation through the night.

Outlook for Dunedin

A heavy rainfall watch is in place for Dunedin, with Metservice predicting rainfall totals of 40mm over the duration of the weather event. Rainfall intensities are expected to peak at 5 to 8mm per hour. Minor surface ponding is expected. However, ORC is not expecting flooding in Dunedin or on the Taieri flood plain from the Taieri River.

Outlook for Central Otago and Maniototo

Widespread rain is expected for Central Otago and Maniototo. Metservice is predicting rainfall totals of 50 to 70mm over the 24 hour period until midday tomorrow (Wednesday).

Stay up-to-date through these channels:

ORC website: www.orc.govt.nz

For flow and rainfall information: https://www.orc.govt.nz/managing-our-environment/water/water-monitoring-and-alerts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OtagoRegionalCouncil

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OtagoRC

MetService http://www.metservice.com


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit & Huawei Clusterfudges

Come December 2019, the West’s social democracies could be gone through quite a few changes at the top.

British PM Theresa May might not even make it through to the New Year. In a year’s time Angela Merkel’s shaky coalition will have probably collapsed, and another German election will have been fought by the newly chosen leader of Merkel’s party... More>>


Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

Science Advisors: Stopping Family Violence – The Evidence

A new report “Every 4 minutes: A discussion paper on preventing family violence in New Zealand” by Justice sector Chief Science Advisor, Dr Ian Lambie, discusses the evidence and asks us, as a community, to get involved. More>>


Misuse Of Drugs Act: Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Passes

“Ultimately, this legislation will greatly increase availability of quality medicinal cannabis products, and will allow for their domestic manufacture. It will help people ease their suffering by making a wider range of quality medicinal cannabis products available over time." More>>


Conflicts, Inadequacies: IPCA Finds Police Investigation Flawed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police investigation into inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student in Gisborne in 2014 was deficient in several respects. More>>


PM's Press Conference Multimedia: Grace Millane, ACC Levy Hold, Absent Execs

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her Monday post-cabinet press conference with an emotional comment on the murder of English backpacker Grace Millane. More>>


Child Poverty Monitor: Food Poverty Due To Inadequate Income, Housing Cost

The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More>>





InfoPages News Channels