Voters will need to wrap up warm and bring raincoats and
brollies to get to the ballot box on Saturday as the weekend
weather looks set to be cold and wet.
Fears about weather chaos over the North Island have eased
this afternoon with the Metservice lifting a dozen severe
weather warnings, leaving only the Bay of Plenty subject to a
Heavy rain is expected to settle in over the top of the
The top of the North Island continues to cop wet weather as a
band of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms moves south
from Northland towards Auckland.
Persistent heavy rain yesterday and overnight has caused
surface flooding in parts of Northland, and there's more rain
Northland has been warned that more flooding and slips could
occur with heavy rain and severe gales forecast over the
A cold snap is expected later this week, with rain, wind and
snow set to hit most of the country.
The warmer-than-average weather we've been enjoying this
winter is set to roll on through the next three months.
A freezing blast will make its way up the country today
bringing snow to low levels and more rain to the sodden top
of the country, MetService warns.
A car was swept away and houses flooded as torrential rain
battered Northland for a second straight week.
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