A severe weather watch remains in place around Canterbury as wet weather lashes the region.
Some roads have been closed with surface flooding in Christchurch. Up to 50mm of rain is expected to fall by this evening.
The Christchurch City Council has deployed pumps in Flockton, Bromley and Southshore as a precaution.
Residents in low lying areas are being advised to contact the council if they're concerned about rising water levels.
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