Marlborough residents are being warned to prepare for heavy
rainfall this afternoon and evening.
The former tropical cyclone Lusi now lies west of Taranaki
and is expected to move southwards to cross Marlborough this
The Marlborough District Council and Emergency Management is
asking people to be cautious when driving, and keep up to
date with the latest weather forecasts.
Heavy rain warnings are in place for Marlborough and
Kaikoura, and strong northwesterly winds could make driving
hazardous, lift roofs and bring down trees and powerlines.