20 Dec 2014

Weather warning for Westland,Taranaki

4:55 pm on 20 December 2014

A severe weather warning has been issued for Westland and Taranaki.

MetService said a strong northerly wind was expected to bring heavy rain to the ranges of Westland through to tomorrow night and to Mount Taranaki for a period until early Sunday morning.

It said the rain would be at its heaviest around the ranges of Westland, with200-250mm likely.

MetService was warning people to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams, and for drivers to watch out for surface flooding and slips.