29 October 2021 Storm Event


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29 October 2021 Storm Event

This event was sharp and sudden. MetService had not issued any alerts or warnings for Marlborough. It started with lightning and thunder and like similar events it was thought it would last for a short duration.

The flyer below provides information regarding the event, rainfall intensities and the stormwater network.


A survey following the weather event has shown local businesses were resilient in their immediate response.

Go to the media statement, Blenheim businesses showed resilience in response to flash flood, for more information

The isolated rain shaft as it strikes central Blenheim on Friday (Credit - Diana Wadsworth)