Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Rain continues in Nelson and Tasman as Heavy Rain Warning Turns Red


Heavy Rain Warning Red for Nelson

MetService have late this afternoon upgraded the weather forecast to a Red Warning from Cape Soucis, through Nelson City to Stock.

The expectation is for a further 250 to 400 mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h possible, especially until about 6pm Wednesday and again during Thursday morning. 

This rain is expected to cause dangerous river conditions and significant flooding. Slips and floodwaters are likely to disrupt travel, making some roads impassable and possibly isolating communities.

A notification from Tasman District Council has just been issued that (at 6.30pm Tuesday 17 Aug.)

“Due to the amount of rain the region has had and as Rocks Road is expected to remain shut for the time being, Tasman residents working in Nelson City are being asked to work from home tomorrow if possible.”

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