Nelson set to be saturated

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Metservice issued yet another severe weather watch this morning.

A burst of heavy rain is expected to soak the region from late afternoon or evening Friday until Saturday morning.

“A moist northerly flow is expected to spread over the country tonight (Thursday) and Friday, with rain expected for many places, especially in the north and west of both islands.”

At this stage, over 70mm of rain is expected.

The watch will be reviewed tonight at 9 pm and people are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case the watch is upgraded to a warning.