Storm forecast for Sth Canty

06:31, Feb 26 2013
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STORM PREDICTED: Metservice is warning of a moderate risk of thunderstorms for South Canterbury.

South Canterbury could be in for a thunderstorm this afternoon.

Metservice is forecasting a southerly change, with a moderate risk of thunderstorms from North Otago to Mid Canterbury, to spread up the east of the South Island in the afternoon and evening.

"Any thunderstorms that eventuate are likely to produce brief heavy rain up to 25mm an hour, with possible hail in the 10 to 20mm diameter range and locally strong wind gusts up to 100 kmh."

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