Heavy Rain Event for the Eastern South Island 18 & 19th Oct.

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Re: Heavy Rain Event for the Eastern South Island 18 & 19th Oct.

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Hit the magic 50mm mark, infact 51.2mm here and jeff almost at 50mm now also! Another picture of the river at 1pm. Its risen further and water is coming up from under the road. Radar shows no more than 30mins left of this. Good point Richard about the tide, imagine if it was high tide...eek!
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Tekapo webcam is back up- and far out!!!
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Re: Heavy Rain Event for the Eastern South Island 18 & 19th Oct.

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Good this rain is easing and about to stop now. Just got back from an hourly check of the Heathcote again, pictures to follow later but on ashgrove tce between Barrington street and colombo the water is right across the road from the river and going up into properties. Those people are trapped and a woman was standing on her short brick fence looking scared out of her tree.

Check this out as this is a familair site around the area.. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/5 ... Highway-75
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Rain has almost stopped here - recorded 41.8mm in a little over 12 hours.
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Further update by text from the homeward-bound:
[2.58pm] "Gosh it must have poured! The flooding is epic!" "Just going through Glentunnel."
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Spoke to a bloke next door and he's tipped out 42mm,that was half and hour ago and its still pouring down.
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On the radar at 1pm it looked like it was about to stop but the rain just keeps hanging in there.
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just hit 60mm now
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thats alot of rain for most places in NZ (apart from the west coast of NZ), never mind for CHCH!
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Turned out to be a nice day here after the rain cleared this morning. Total of 80mm from this system.
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A few more bursts of rain until it finally stopped at about 3:30 giving 43mm here. A layer of stratocumulus overhead now but blue skies with a bit of high cloud to the west and sun breaking through. Only 9.4°C max today so looking forward to a warm, dry day tomorrow :)
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Up to 36mm here in the gauge certainly a decent drink for the gardens and what not, clearing up now though still a very strong gusty southerly.
I dont understand where the 23C high comes from for tomorrow? MS have put this up for christchurch.
I would be surprised if we get over 16C, the air will still be very fresh and cool not to mention the new snow thats fallen in the alps so even if there is an upper westerly flow which the models do show then that wont bump the temperature much.
What we need now is for some of that surface water to soak into the grounds, however more showers and overcast skies on friday and saturday.
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Looking at the models Jase does definitely look like it will hit the low20's. Cant see how the snow that has fallen on the alps will effect the temp on the coast.
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Yes 23deg nigh with a NE wind?? :-k,the upper westerly flow surely cant be that warm before the warm front arrives later in the day.
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Today talking with a few people around the wider Amuri area and the rainfall rates seem to have varied for this event from 52mm to 45mm,a dam good drop,so a lot of happy farmers around here ......and no doubt a good number of happy farmers wife's also ;) ;) :-w
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