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Maps to track incoming rain & how to quickly work out your risks

There’s a lot of rain coming for some parts of NZ, mostly the north-western corner of the South Island, the West Coast and some pockets in the North Island from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards.

Accumulative Rainfall maps are designed to give you a basic overview so – at a glance – you can see which regions are most impacted by heavy rain and where peak rainfall will be.

To drill down deeper, we suggest you use – as it shows HOURLY & DAILY totals in every hyper-local part of NZ. (For example, when you search “Takaka” there are 4 options and all have slightly different data, based on the geography of each area, that’s how local we are).

MetService also has Warnings and Watches – which are tax funded to be NZ’s official warnings and have WMO accredited meteorologists to carry out this speciality work. (ie, not Niwa).

How to Be Prepared for Heavy Rain:

  1. Check general rain accumulation maps to quickly see which parts of NZ are most at risk.
  2. Check MetService for official Watches & Warnings.
  3. Drill down with Hyper-Local Rainfall Totals (hourly & daily) at

1) Check General Rainfall Accumulation and main risk areas
*Please note: longer range data isn’t appearing for this weekend in these maps this morning – we expect that to resolve itself later today.

2) Check MetService Watches & Warnings
3) Visit and see your hyper-local rainfall totals
(powered by IBM, the world’s most accurate forecaster). – visualising upcoming rainfall makes the forecast come to life.

Additional Maps:

24 HOUR RAINFALL – 7am today to 7am Wed.
24 hour rainfall: 7am Wed to 7am Thu. /


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