This message was posted at 09:30 p.m. Sunday 26 April.
Heavy rain has been falling throughout the day along the Main Divide and is forecast to ease early Monday morning. This rain will cause the Waimakariri River to rise throughout Monday, and flow above normal levels. Higher than normal flows are also likely in the Rakaia, Hurunui and Waiau Rivers.
At this time, Environment Canterbury does not expect rivers to rise to significant flood levels, or for there to be any "out of river" flood problems.However, any recreationalists or contractors using riverbeds should remain wary of rising water levels.
Updated river flow and rainfall information can be found here:
This message will be updated at 10:00 a.m. Monday 27 April.