Severe weather watch


Unfortunately the sun is not here to stay.

Metservice have issued a severe weather watch on central New Zealand including the Richmond ranges, Rai Valley, Nelson’s Western ranges and Buller north of Karamea.

Periods of heavy rain are expected with Metservice forecasting periods of heavy northerly rain for Nelson and Buller from Saturday evening through to Sunday night.

Richmond and the Rai Valley are expected to receive periods of heavy north to northwesterly rain during Sunday.

“A low is expected to form over the Tasman Sea today then quickly deepen and move towards the country tomorrow (Saturday). The low should move slowly east over New Zealand during Sunday then away to the east late on Monday.”

Metservice are advising people to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case the watch is upgraded to a warning.

The watch will be reviewed by 9pm tonight.