Tie all that is not bolted if you are in offshore Wellington, Wairarape or Marlborough – according to Metservice, heavy storms are on the way.
* Heavy rain, heavy storms, low snow as winter comes
Heavy storms possible in Nelson area as the southern storm moves across the country
* Strong winds and rain on the road to earthquake areas 7.5
Heavy weather is available for these areas, with winds south to southwest until morning Tuesday. .
For Taranaki and the hills and the Taumarunui and Taihape mountains, heavy watches now rose.
Showers are expected to be released during the evening and Tuesday morning.
Powerful wind watches were also raised for offshore Canterbury, Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.