Up to 400mm is possible in central and southern parts of the West Coast in four days from this Saturday to Wednesday.
The heavy rain is due to a north to north west flow which will will start later this weekend and go through much of next week. This airflow will also push temperatures up by several degrees compared to today.
Rain will set in with heavier falls next week as a low from Australia also moves in. These numbers may go higher when you factor in later next week too.
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