Brace yourselves, the storm is coming

Last updated 12:53 24/06/2014
Winter weather

WHERE'D WE GO: A satellite image shows the approaching storm.

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Slip on your Swannie, grab your gumboots and get set to get wet - we're about to experience our first proper winter storm.

Heavy rain was expected overnight Tuesday and during Wednesday for Mt Taranaki, the western ranges of Nelson, Buller, Westland, Fiordland, Canterbury headwaters and for Otago's lakes and rivers.

MetService warned a nasty trough was also waiting over the Tasman Sea, set to hit the South Island's West Coast tonight.

The storm would menace its way over the rest of the country tomorrow, bringing with it severe gales and heavy rain.

MetService warned the rain could lead to rapidly rising rivers and streams and cause slips and surface flooding.

Severe northerly gales were forecast to hit inland Canterbury tonight, moving north to wreak havoc over the Cook Strait tomorrow. The severe winds would particularly affect the Marlborough Sounds and Wellington, and could pose a hazard for motorists.

Even Aucklanders would see a bit of the action, with strong northeasterlies forecast for tomorrow. Residents in the city of sails can expect a high tomorrow of 18 degrees and an overnight low of 15.

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