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Rain warning for Bay of Plenty, West Coast

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 22/06/2016

The Bay of Plenty and the south of the West Coast can expect to be hammered by rain over the next day or so.

The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the areas, saying 150mm could fall on the eastern Bay of Plenty ranges in the 24 hours up to midday on Thursday.

Heavy rain in Westland, south of Otira on the West Coast, was expected to end, but a further 50mm could fall in the same period.

"People in these areas are advised that this amount of rain will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly, with slips and surface flooding possible," a forecaster said.

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