Cyclone's remnants soak capital

Last updated 13:56 21/01/2014

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The remnants of Tropical Cyclone June has doused the capital over the past 12 hours, and while the system is set to clear tomorrow the rest of the week is still looking unsettled.

Heavy rain has hit Taranaki and Wairarapa, with Kapiti and Wellington also getting a good soaking in the past 12 hours.

MetService forecaster Liz Walsh said Dawson Falls in Taranaki had received a dump of 112mm over the past 24 hours while Ngawi, on Wairarapa's south coast, had been inundated with 66mm over the past 12 hours, 17.44mm of that falling between 10am and 11am.

In the same period the Rimutaka summit got 52.1mm while the Orongorongos got 49.5mm. 

Parts of Tararua district had also received more than 50mm overnight.

''These fronts have been steadily moving across the North Island and will lie to the east of Hawke's Bay by this afternoon - there is a clearing trend but we have to get through tomorrow first,'' Walsh said.

A weak front would return on Thursday bringing rain and was expected to clear by Friday but the weekend would become unsettled again as another frontal system moved in.

RAINFALL IN THE PAST 12 HOURS

Lower Hutt - 38mm

Johnsonville - 33.6mm

Newtown - 23.4mm

Wellington Airport - 21.2mm

Miramar/Haitaitai - 18.8mm

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