Weather

Despite the rain, garden water restrictions still in place

As heavy rain continues to batter Wellington, with a severe weather warning in place this morning, garden water restrictions continue in the region. Over 200mmm of rain fell in 24 hours overnight in the Tararua ranges, causing many Wairarapa rivers to run extremely high yesterday. There was surface flooding in some areas, and Dalefield School …

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Continuous southerlies move Wellington closer to record

“I can’t remember continuous southerlies like this for ages.” Heard anyone say that? They’re right. Metservice forecasts that southerlies will persist over Wellington today, Monday, for the sixth day straight. This takes the capital closer to the record of ten consecutive days of icy southerly blasts that has held since May 1978. The strong winds …

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Ferries cancelled as severe weather warning continues

Severe southerly gales gusting up to 120kmh in exposed places have caused slips, flooding and ferry cancellations across the Wellington region. This morning’s 3:30am Interislander sailing of the  Kaiarahi was cancelled, as has its 9:05am sailing from Picton. The 9:00am departure of the Kaitaki from Wellington is still scheduled to take place. Passengers with bookings …

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