Heavy rain watch for eastern BOP ranges

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MetService have issued a severe weather watch for central and southern parts of the country.

A MetService spokesperson says there is an active front moving across the country from the Tasman Sea tonight and during Monday.

“People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts in case parts of this watch are upgraded to a full warning, or additional areas are added.”

The ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty have been issued a heavy rain watch, which is set to last for nine hours from 11.00pm Monday until 8.00am Tuesday.

Eastern Bay of Plenty residents can expect periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

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