Timaru Civil Defence: Weather warning update

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Published: 18 Jul 2022

Timaru Civil Defence: Weather warning update

A notice for all Timaru District residents – we are currently experiencing strong winds throughout the region, and are expecting heavy rainfall inland east of the Southern Alps, leading to increasing river flows affecting low-lying areas.

Wind conditions have led to some power outages and fallen trees. Extreme care is advised if travelling in rural areas.
Information about road closures can be found here: https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/regions/11
Power outage information here: https://outages.alpineenergy.co.nz/#/Index

Predicted rain may spread further east to foothill or coastal areas. We encourage all residents in low-lying areas, particularly those next to rivers, to plan for what they will do if the situation deteriorates. Have a plan to look after animals, protect property and be prepared if flooding should occur.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as further information is received. You can find out more here:

Last updated: 18 Jul 2022