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Rough seas continue to batter West Coast as wintry weather rolls on

Heavy seas continue to expose an old rubbish tip after a warning of an imminent ecological disaster on the South Island's West Coast yesterday.

Hector Landfill experienced further erosion overnight and today but escaped any of its material being swept away.

For residents of Hector, a seawall paid for by locals has saved many properties during yesterday's high tide.

There was more coastal erosion following last night's tide, but there was no further damage or flooding to properties.

One resident who spoke to 1NEWS today says he's optimistic they've seen the worst of the wild weather despite his shed being burst through causing a bit of a clean up on his property.

Warnings are still in place as tides are said to rise to six-metres tomorrow, while today the waves were at four-metres.

The tides are expected to ease early Tuesday morning.

Find out the latest weather forecast here.

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Kaitlin Ruddock had been with coastal residents as they prepared their properties. Source: 1 NEWS