Stay dry! Wet weather set to plague much of the country today




The wet weather experienced over the past few days is easing up for Auckland and parts of the North Island.

A weather watch issued by MetService has now been lifted. Although some heavy rain is still to be expected. 

Breakfast weatherman Chris Chang has the latest weather forecast.
Source: Breakfast

A low over the Tasman Sea is what's behind the recent spate of rain. 

MetService had issued a heavy rain warning to residents in Bay of Plenty and Gisborne where up to 120mm of rain could fall by midnight.

There's a storm warning in force for the top of the South Island, with some Cook Strait ferry sailings cancelled.

A spokeman from Kiwirail said high winds in Picton overnight affected services and 'several Interislander sailings this morning have been cancelled as a result and 'passengers are being re-accommodated on later sailings.'

The strong winds seen yesterday however are dying down. 

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