This message was posted at 6am Wednesday 8 Nov 2017
Heavy rain has been falling along the Main Divide overnight. This rain will cause the Waimakariri River to rise throughout the day today. The rain is forecast to ease this morning.
Higher than normal flows are also likely in the Rangitata, 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.
This message will be updated if the situation changes significantly.
Updated river flow and rainfall information can be found here: