There are reports of surface flooding around Wellington as wet weather hits the capital. Photo / 123rf

The capital is set for wetter weather as a southerly shift brings a band of rain over Wellington and down to Masterton.

It comes just days after the capital was hit by a “10-year rain event” causing wind damage and surface flooding to the area, and a landslide that evacuated several properties in Newlands.

Surface flooding had already been reported in various parts of the Wellington area on Thursday afternoon as rain began to batter the capital.

Waka Kotahi NZTA warned of surface flooding on SH1 at the Johnsonville southbound slip road and advised motorists to be extra careful or use an alternate route.

The Mana subway station was also experiencing flooding, Metlink reported via Twitter.

Wellington City Council issued a weather warning via Twitter this afternoon, advising residents to report flooding or other weather-related issues to the council.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-22 04:15:37


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