We use this information for flood warnings.
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The predicted river stage information is computer generated and may differ from official notifications issued by Civil Defence.
Official notifications take precedence over model forecasts if there are any conflicts.
Metservice provide rainfall forecasts, with this data Council models generate predicted river stages for up to 3 days ahead.
All times in the below chart are NZDT, which means they are adjusted for daylight savings if it’s in place.
|Actual river and rainfall inputs||Forecast rainfall inputs||Model rerun times|
|Estimated data refresh times||Maximum of hourly, at 12 minutes past the hour||Maximum of hourly, at 12 minutes past the hour 4.30, 10.30, 16.30 and 22.30 (NZST)||Hourly at 15 minutes past the hour|