Thunderstorms on the way

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Met Service have issued a severe weather warning for the Nelson region with periods of heavy rain expected until Wednesday afternoon.

A further 120-140mm of rain is expected to accumulate about the ranges, with 70 to 90mm possible elsewhere.

Peak intensities of 15-25mm per hour are expected tonight and Wednesday morning with thunderstorms.

Showers are forecast to continue into Wednesday evening.

110-130mm is expected in the Richmond Ranges with possible thunderstorms as well.

Freezing level is 2000 metres.