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More Than Two Months Of Rain In Two Days

Issued at 12:43pm 25-Aug-2008

More Than Two Months Of Rain In Two Days

During Monday and Tuesday, MetService expects 250 to 300 mm of rain to fall on the Kaikoura ranges, and around 120 to 200 mm to fall on the lowlands between Banks Peninsula and Kaikoura.

"A front has stalled in this area", commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "The Kaikoura and North Canterbury coasts had upwards of 50 mm of rain during Sunday night and Monday morning. That's around their August average, and the rain is expected to keep going at this rate until it finally eases off late on Tuesday".

Some roads in the region are already closed by flooding and slips. Latest weather updates and warnings are available at www.metservice.com .


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