Heavy rain floods parts of Mosgiel as wet weather lashes South Island

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A school closed for the day as a precaution due to the risk of flooding. Photo credit: Newshub

Heavy rain has left some parts of Mosgiel, near Dunedin, flooded on Monday, causing disruptions for some locals.

Heavy rain has drenched parts of the South Island and even forced the closure of East Taieri School due to the risk of a nearby creek bursting its banks.

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Flooding has closed some roads in Mosgiel. Photo credit: Newshub

Authorities have been out around the city checking on the situation after a number of roads in the area were also closed thanks to surface flooding.

More rain is expected along the east coast of the South Island after a number of severe weather watches and warnings were put in place by MetService.

Heavy rain is forecast for the Canterbury high country and foothills and also the Kaikoura Ranges, where 100mm to 130mm of rain is expected to accumulate. 

MetService also warns the rainfall could cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly.

It also advises more surface flooding and slips are possible and driving conditions may become hazardous.