Live weather updates: Rain expected to linger around eastern areas

Heavy rain that has drenched parts of the North Island this week could linger over eastern areas until Thursday.

Heavy rain warnings are in place for Hawke’s Bay north of State Highway 5 until 6pm on Thursday with up to 170mm of rain forecast on top of what has already fallen, and for Hawke’s Bay south of SH5 until 6am on Thursday with up to 150mm forecast for the coastal hills and ranges with lesser amounts elsewhere.

There is also a heavy rain warning in place for Tararua and Wairarapa where up to 80mm of rain is forecast about the coastal hills and ranges before 3pm on Wednesday.

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  • 101.3 FM and 1314AM Gisborne
  • 101.0FM and 630AM Tararua District
  • 101.5FM and 567AM Wairarapa

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According to the news on Radio New Zealand

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