Flooding is possible - be prepared
River levels are rising at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to previous rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch. River and groundwater levels in this area can be expected to remain high for several days. Further showers are forecast over the next 24 hours, with more heavy rainfall forecast for thursday 20/02/20. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using bridges over local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 17:00 on 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.
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