An 80-year-old doctor on his way to a family event died after
his car became submerged in rising floodwaters in Petone.
Rain, gales and thunderstorms are battering parts of the
lower North Island today, and torrential rain is already
affecting the Kapiti Coast.
Clear sunny days will brighten the weekend, but once the sun
sets, prepare for chilly nights, MetService says.
One young Auckland family had a lucky escape after a tree was
blown down on the front of their car this afternoon, as wild
weather hits the region.
A fine morning is expected on Saturday for Anzac services,
but the clear skies won't hold for the rest of the long
A high pressure system sitting over New Zealand is keeping
the large storm battering New South Wales at bay - but is
only days away from hitting New Zealand.
Kiwis should make the most of some sun this weekend as the
country is set to get hit with the first cold snap of the
year early next week, forecasters say.
He's a small boy packing a big punch, and Kiwis have been
warned to watch out for him this year.
A low currently sitting in the Pacific is likely to be
upgraded to a tropical cyclone and expected to have some
impact on Northland later this week.
Heavy showers have fallen across the upper North Island this
afternoon, but in the weeks ahead downpours should be almost
as rare as empty seats at the Cricket World Cup final.
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