Wet and wild weather on the way

Wet and wild weather is on its way this week.

Heavy rain and severe gales were expected throughout the country, to MetService meteorologist Daniel Corbett said.

The South Island was expected bear the brunt of the severe weather starting this evening and the North Island should catch up by Wednesday.

A warning was currently in force until Wednesday morning for heavy rain in Westland and Fiordland.

Severe northwest gales were expected in Southland, Otago and inland Canterbury.

Northwest gales were also likely to become severe about parts of Marlborough for a time on Wednesday.

Gales were likely in Wellington on Friday and Saturday, and there was a chance these could be severe for a time.

- APNZ

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf02 at 11 Feb 2016 14:08:07 Processing Time: 557ms