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1 NEWS weather presenter Renee Wright breaks down the wild weekend weather

Prolonged periods of heavy rain accompanied by active thunderstorms has caused flooding down south and in Wellington over the weekend.

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Fronts have been piling into the country from the Tasman Sea. Source: 1 NEWS

A state of emergency remains in place in Rangitata, Timaru District, which is effectively cut off due to the floods.

1 NEWS weather presenter Renee Wright breaks down the wild weekend weather in the explainer video above.

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Flooding has left tourists and locals stranded in South Canterbury. Source: 1 NEWS

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