August Weather Event 2022


August Weather Event 2022

Information relating to the recent weather event in Marlborough

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August Weather Event 2022

On Friday 19 August 2022 at 4.30 pm a state of local emergency was declared in Marlborough because of a significant weather event.

Go to the full media release here

The Rai River had its biggest flood on record, estimated as a 60-year event. Communities in Canvastown and Rai Valley were cut off from Marlborough and Nelson due to flooding, slips and road damage with both State Highway 6 and State Highway 63 closed for a period. Access in and out of the Marlborough Sounds was also adversely affected.

Roading alerts/updates

Go to Waka Kotahi - Marlborough Roads Roading weekly newsletter

Go to Road Alerts page

Go to Waka Kotahi Journey Planner

Go to this information on the Marlborough CDEM Official Public Information Map

Recovery updates

Go to Council's August event Weekly Recovery Updates