14 Jan 2012

Severe weather warning dropped

2:50 pm on 14 January 2012

MetService has dropped a severe weather warning that covered large parts of the country.

It says gales over Wairarapa, Wellington, Marlborough, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay have eased.

MetService says heavy rain in Buller and Westland is also easing and another brief burst of rain expected in those areas on Saturday afternoon will not be as severe.

The agency has also cancelled a prediction of gales in Hawke's Bay north of Hastings and from the Otago Peninsula to Bluff in Southland.