12 Jan 2012

Heavy rain due in flood-hit Tasman district

3:02 pm on 12 January 2012

More heavy rain is forecast for Golden Bay which is still recovering from December's floods and land slips.

Nelson-Tasman Civil Defence says 100mm of rain is expected in the 24 hours from midnight on Thursday, particularly west of Motueka.

In Golden Bay, a burst of 30mm to 40mm is forecast.

Severe northerly gales are also forecast for Tasman and Nelson.