Cyclone Lusi will bring heavy rain from early Sunday

Last updated 12:41 15/03/2014

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Sunday will be wet for Canterbury as the tail end of Cyclone Lusi passes by. 

Metservice spokesman Dan Corbett said Christchurch would get about 20 to 40mm of rain starting early Sunday morning. 

Rain would be persistent for about 8 hours before settling into a windy Sunday night. 

Corbett said the level of rain was not particularly concerning. It was the saturation of the ground in Canterbury which could be the problem. 

Small spots of light rain were expected to begin later on this evening. 

Corbett said it was prudent for Cantabrians in flood prone areas to ensure they were prepared for the rainfall. 

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