Silver lining in sight after wet and wild start to the week

Weather warnings remain in place for large parts of the country after wind and rain lashed many areas today.

Wild weather made for a damp end to the holiday weekend and weather warnings remain in place tonight. Source: 1 NEWS

Yacht up against the rocks in Auckland Source: 1 NEWS

Strong gales and choppy seas roughed up a few boats in Auckland as the region bore the brunt of heavy rain and gale force winds.

But the worst of the storm should ease overnight.

Wind speeds reached up to 105 kilometres an hour in the Hauraki Gulf, washing boats ashore as daredevil windsurfers made the most of the elements.

And on land fire crews were called out to wind-damaged buildings and fallen trees..

"It's been a pretty active's had a fair bit of wind, a fair bit of rain, even some thunder mixed in and it's working across the country," ONE News weather presenter Dan Corbett says.

"It's certainly packed some punch as it moved through."

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Taranaki and Nelson have had heavy rain while Wellington was hit with strong winds. Meanwhile in the South snow is forecast for parts of Porters, Arthurs and Lewis Pass.

But after a wet and windy start to the week, there could have a silver lining with things looking much drier and brighter by the weekend.

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