Surface flooding in Christchurch, but heavy rain eases

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 19, 2022 |

Newport Street, Avondale

There’s surface flooding in some parts of Christchurch this afternoon, but the heavy rain has eased.

A Heavy Rain Warning – Orange remains in place for wider Canterbury, up until 9pm.

Lakewood Drive and Stillwater Ave corner in Burwood. Photo: Supplied

Metservice said “expect 60 to 90 mm of rain to accumulate about eastern parts of the High Country and foothills south of the Rangitata River, and 20 to 60 mm elsewhere.

Newport Street, Avondale

These amounts are in addition to the rain that has already fallen today. Peak rates of 10 to 15 mm/h. Note, the rain should ease in the north this afternoon.”

Metservice said heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly.

Corner of Brougham and Colombo Streets 

The forecast for Christchurch city said “rain, heavy at times, easing to a few showers this afternoon. Easterlies, strong in exposed places, gradually dying out this afternoon.”

Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous Metservice said.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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