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Heavy rain for western Nelson

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Metservice issued a severe weather watch yesterday, forecasting heavy rain for both Buller and the western ranges of Nelson for the remainder of today and part of Thursday.

Metservice have issued the Watch for the possibility that rainfall amounts will approach warning levels over the western ranges of Nelson today and tomorrow.

“A front is forecast to remain slow-moving over the northwest of the South Island…before finally moving onto the North Island late Thursday, bringing periods of rain to Buller and the western ranges of Nelson with some heavy falls during this time.”

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and Nelson Live will update you if the watch is upgraded to a full warning.