1 Mar 2012

MetService forecasts tempest for weekend

8:46 pm on 1 March 2012

MetService has issued a severe watch for the North Island and is warning of a tempest of heavy rain and gales to hit on the weekend.

Spokesperson Daniel Corbett says severe gales, cold driving rain and heavy seas are likely for Saturday.

He says a deep low set to pass across the North Island is to blame.

Daniel Corbett says people should check boat moorings and secure loose items in preparation for the weather.