With little time for the South Island's West Coast to dry
out, heavy rain and severe thunderstorms were again lashing
the region today.
A small tornado in Kaikoura has lifted a roof and brought
down power lines in the coastal township.
Campers have fallen victim to an atrocious start to the year,
with heavy rain, gales and snow plaguing the South Island and
lower North Island.
South Otago farmers have been advised to move stock, as heavy
rain is expected today in Otago and other parts of the South
A further onslaught of wet weather in the South Island has
prompted flood warnings to campers and farmers in South
If you were wilting in the scorching heat on Saturday, it was
probably because it was one of the hottest January days on
After a wet start to the year, the South Island's West Coast
and southern areas could be in for even more rain.
The weekend's scorching weather was near the hottest on
record in some parts of the South Island, according to
Summer has finally returned to the country after a week of
heavy rain, gale force winds and, in some places, snow.
A group of trampers were this morning airlifted out of the
Kahurangi National Park near Nelson after they were cut off
by a landslip last night.
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