Flooding likely in Wellington tonight

Photo by Porirua City Council

Wellington has been put on a Severe Weather Watch for heavy rain expected tonight.

Parts of Porirua experienced flooding today with already strong rain hitting the region.

The warning:

An active trough should bring periods of heavy rain to Kapiti Coast, Wellington, the Tararua Range, and Marlborough from this afternoon to overnight tonight.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall reaching short-duration warning criteria (eg. 70mm in 12 hours) in the following areas:

THE TARARUA RANGE, KAPITI COAST and WELLINGTON: From this afternoon to overnight tonight.

MARLBOROUGH: This afternoon and evening.

(Information from Metservice)

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