1 Jan 2010

Weekend weather warnings issued

3:59 pm on 1 January 2010

MetService is issuing a heavy rain warning in western areas of the South Island and the Tararua Range.

Strong northwesterlies are forecast from Southland to Hawke's Bay.

MetService is also issuing a severe weather warning due to heavy winds in Wellington and Wairarapa, with strong northwesterlies about Marlborough, especially the Sounds on Saturday.

Galeforce southwest winds are expected in Hawke's Bay south of Napier on Saturday.