26 Dec 2018

Christmas wild weather causes travel disruptions on SH4

3:21 pm on 26 December 2018

Flights to and from Wellington Airport have returned to normal, after wild weather across the North Island caused fog to cover the city this morning.

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Photo: RNZ

Fog in Wellington delayed a number of flights to and from Wellington Airport this morning.

Some flights were delayed by more than an hour as airport staff waited for the fog to clear.

Metservice says the bad weather which covered much of the country yesterday brought fog with it.

Meanwhile, State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi has been closed since last night.

Bad weather on Christmas Day caused multiple slips in the area.

NZTA says people should avoid the route and detours are in place.

MetService says less rain and more sun is expected in the build up to New Year's Eve.

There will be settled weather for many places at the end of this week, said MetService.

Bay of Plenty and central North Island can expect showers on Thursday and Friday. Fiordland and Westland can expect rain during the weekend.

Eastern parts of the South Island are set to get hot weather during the weekend thanks to Northwesterlies.