Flooding unlikely this weekend, says MetService

Fears of serious flooding and high rainfall in Christchurch this weekend may be unfounded as MetService says a rain warning is not likely to be issued. 

The Christchurch City Council had been unclogging drains and clearing drainage systems ahead of a forecast 75mm rainfall starting tomorrow. 

However, a MetService duty forecaster said it was unlikely 75mm would fall. He expected a moderate amount of rain to fall in Christchurch overnight on Sunday. 

''The problem is with Christchurch it doesn't need a serious amount of rain to cause problems, but at this stage it doesn't look like any warning will be issued,'' he said. 

The Press