Update #4 - 6am Thursday 16 February
There have been no major weather-related incidents reported overnight.
A heavy rain warning is now in place until 11am for the Wellington region. Driving conditions may not be favourable, so consider delaying travel if possible. If you must travel, take extra care on the roads as surface flooding and possibly unreported slips and fallen trees could prove hazardous.
Update #3 - 4pm Wednesday 15 February
There is a heavy rain warning issued in the Wellington region from midnight to 8am tomorrow. It's recommended to be careful if travelling in these conditions, as surface flooding and possibly unreported slips and fallen trees could prove hazardous.
Update #2 - 11am Wednesday 15 February
It’s been a relatively quiet night with no major weather-related incidents reported. The heavy rain and strong wind warning have been lifted for the region, but it's still recommended to drive to the conditions, as surface flooding and possibly unreported slips and fallen trees could prove hazardous. A heavy swell warning is still in place for the Wairarapa.
Update #1 - 12pm Tuesday 14 February
- Wellingtonians are urged to think twice before travelling as Cyclone Gabrielle impacts on the city today.
- Wind speeds appear to be increasing along with heavy rainfall – and the Council is starting to receive reports of trees toppling, blocked sumps and some surface flooding. Two large trees have fallen in Barnard and Sar streets in Wadestown and power lines may have been brought down in at least one case.
- Wellington City Council Resilience Manager Chris Mathews says the risk of slips and surface flooding is increasing and Council staff and contractors are watching the situation closely.
- We ask the public to please be patient and report slips or weather-related hazards to the Contact Centre on 499 4444 or through the FixIt App.
- All Wellington City Council services remain operational.
- Keep an eye on Council's social media channels for further updates, and Wellington Region Emergency Management Office site for more information.
- Some public transport may be impacted by road closures, so visit Metlink for further information.
Check the Wellington Airport website for flights and departure information.
Check NZTA Waka Kotahi for other updates around the region.