Tie anything that is not bolted if you are off the coast of Wellington, Wairarapa or Marlborough – severe storms are on the way, according to Metservice.
CONSULT MORE INFORMATION:
* Heavy rain, severe storms, snow at low levels as winter comes crashing
* Strong winds possible in the Nelson region, while the southern storm moves over the country
* Strong winds and rain on the way to the areas affected by the earthquake of magnitude 7.5.
A severe weather clock is in effect for these areas, with south-easterly winds rising to strong gusts in places exposed until Tuesday morning. .
A heavy rain clock was erected for Taranaki and the hills and hills of Taumarunui and Taihape.
The showers were expected to be alleviated overnight and until Tuesday morning.
A strong wind clock was also raised to the coast of Canterbury, Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.