Extreme Heavy Rainfall
Extreme Heavy Rainfall is defined as rainfall greater than 100 mm in 24 hours.
Heavy rainfall can lead to numerous hazards, for example:
- Flooding, including risk to human life, damage to buildings and infrastructure, and loss of crops and livestock
- Landslides, which can threaten human life, disrupt transport and communications, and cause damage to buildings and infrastructure.
- Where heavy rainfall occurs with high winds, risk to forestry crops is high.