River levels remain high at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch.
Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days, and rivers may respond to any additional rainfall.
We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses.
This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/11/19, or as the situation changes.