Motorists urged to take care on wet roads


The NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to take extra care with heavy rain affecting many parts the country.

With heavy rain affecting the northern parts of both islands and severe winds possible in parts of the country driving conditions are likely to be difficult, and motorists are urged to adjust to the conditions and keep an eye out for road closures or travel advisories at

Metservice is forecasting a prolonged period of rain for much of the North Island and northeastern parts of the South Island over the next few days, with severe gales possible in Auckland and other parts of the upper North Island.

Motorcyclists and those driving high-sided vehicles should exercise extreme caution, and all drivers are advised to reduce their speeds and increase following distances during periods of heavy rain.

For more information please contact:

Andy Knackstedt
Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency

T: 04 894 6285
M: 021 276 3222