HEAVY RAIN FOR MOUNT TARANAKI AND THE TARARUA RANGE A complex trough is expected to approach New Zealand over the next few days.
An active front associated with this trough is forecast to spread northerly rain over much of the country overnight tonight (Thursday) until Friday morning, with further bursts of heavy rain from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon in an unstable northwest flow.
The heaviest falls are expected about Mount Taranaki from this evening until early Friday morning, then about the Tararua Range from Friday afternoon until Saturday afternoon.
A total accumulation of 100 to 150mm is expected about Mount Taranaki over a 12 hour period, and about the Tararua Range over a 24 hour period.
People in the area, especially trampers, are advised that heavy rain is likely to cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly.