South Island battered by heavy rain

Rainfall is hitting hard in parts of New Zealand today. File photo / Richard Robinson
Rainfall is hitting hard in parts of New Zealand today. File photo / Richard Robinson

Heavy rain is affecting large parts of the west and north of the South Island.

The MetService has issued a severe weather warning with the bulk of the rain expected to fall in the ranges of Buller and north-west Nelson.

Up to 270 millimetres is expected to fall.

A warning is also in place for Mt Taranaki, with significant rain forecast throughout the weekend.

- Newstalk ZB

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