Two more West Coast rain events coming soon - but neither are like what just happened


More heavy rain is coming to the West Coast but the totals aren't jaw-dropping like the record breaking 1000mm+ numbers we saw in a 48 hour period earlier this week.

At this stage totals look more "normal" for West Coast rain - but following the recent deluge slips will be more likely and rivers may rise faster.

The two events are well spaced out too. The first arrives this Sunday night and Monday morning and looks fairly short lived. This is the Tasman Sea low connecting up with the final remnants of what was once Cyclone Trevor, drifting out from Queensland now. The second rain event doesn't arrive until next weekend with potentially a very wet Saturday on the West Coast (but still in the realms of normal West Coast rain events).

Generally speaking only about 10% of what fell this week is coming again on Monday - yet may still be enough to prompt a rain watch or warning.

TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION BETWEEN NOW (FRIDAY) AND MONDAY NIGHT (APRIL 1)

- WeatherWatch.co.nz