12 Dec 2023

Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms move up the east coast

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 12 December 2023

Canterbury has been lashed by heavy rain and hail as severe thunderstorms roll up the country's east coast.

A thunderstorm watch is in place for a number of regions.

In Christchurch, heavy rain has flooded houses in the suburbs of Belfast and Middleton and flights have been affected at Christchurch Airport.

Met Service meteorologist Lewis Ferris joins Charlotte.