Rough weather on way for parts of South

Parts of the South could be in for some rough weather, including heavy rain for the West Coast and strong winds for Clutha, Southland and Canterbury.

MetService says an active front will bring brief, heavy rain to the west coast of the South Island, including the ranges of Westland from Otira northwards and the Buller ranges, and also for the Tararua ranges in the lower North Island on Saturday.

There will be periods of heavy rain up until about 10pm. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Gale-force north-west winds are likely for the Canterbury High Country on Saturday.

High winds approaching gale-force are expected for coastal Clutha south to Owaka, and coastal Southland including Stewart island on Sunday.

However, a heavy rain watch has been lifted for Fiordland, and a strong wind watch has been lifted for Southland and Fiordland.

- RNZ and ODT Online聽

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