17 Mar 2012

Severe weather warning for Fiordland

10:01 pm on 17 March 2012

Expected heavy rain overnight on Saturday in the south of the South Island has prompted MetService to issue a severe weather warning for Fiordland.

The forecaster says 70 to 90 millimetres could fall from 1am at Resolution Island and from 4am at Milford Sound.

People are advised to watch out for rapidly rising streams and rivers.

MetService says the rain band will move north over Westland and weaken throughout Sunday.