A frontal boundary will help to kick off showers along the western and lower Mainland today. Some heavy rain is likely about Fiordland this morning.
According to a statement released by MetService, “In the 12 hours from midnight Friday to midday Saturday, expect around 80mm of rain. Heaviest falls from just before dawn to mid-morning, when rates could briefly reach 25mm per hour.”
MetService currently has a Heavy Rain Warning in effect for Fiordland.
As the front moves north, so will the heavy rain threat. There is still a chance for heavy falls for the West Coast this afternoon and this evening. But the further north you go, the small the risk for heavy rain. So while southern Westland runs a moderate risk for heavy rain this afternoon, the threat for Nelson will be quite low by the time the precipitation arrives this evening.
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By Howard Joseph, WeatherWatch.co.nz