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River level forecast

River stage forecasting for Hikuwai, Te Arai, Waiapu, Waimata and Waipaoa rivers

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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 are NZDT, this means they are adjusted for daylight savings if it’s in place.

 Actual river and rainfall inputsForecast rainfall inputsModel rerun times
Estimated data refresh timesMaximum of hourly, at 12 minutes past the hourMaximum 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

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