Alerts stand as more rain falls

Alerts stand as more rain falls

As rain continued for the fifth day yesterday and with more forecast, the Otago Regional Council was warning coastal Otago residents to stay on alert for flooding.

April rain too late to spark much growth

April rain too late to spark much growth

Persistent dry conditions, which prevailed through summer and autumn, continued until late April, despite the reasonable rainfall at the start of the month, consultant hydrologist Dave Stewart said.

Rain eases but roads still closed

Rain eases but roads still closed >>Stranded bus passengers rescued

The next few hours could be crucial for the sodden South, as civil defence authorities nervously eye swollen rivers to gauge the effect of high tide.

Snow on the way after rain

As strong winds and heavy rain pounded parts of the South Island today, locals were warned to brace for snow later this week.

Flooding alert: Latest updates

Flooding alert: Latest updates

Latest updates from the South as heavy rain drenches the region.

Region braces for flooding

Region braces for flooding

North Otago battened down yesterday as it faces the threat of torrential rain overnight and over the next two days.

'Severe flood' warning

A "severe flood" warning has been issued by the Otago Regional Council for all North Otago catchments for today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

Severe weather forecast to hit NZ

Wild weather expected across the country from today will be one of the "bigger weather events" for some time, the MetService says.

Drought continues as rain falls

Smatterings of rainfall throughout much of the country this week failed to bring drought relief to the most parched regions.

Downpour after drought in April

Otago may have been declared to be in drought in early April but by the end of the month some towns in the region had received their first significant rainfall in nearly a year.

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