VIDEO: Southern Ocean storm to affect NZ until Sunday

We have the latest on the deep storm in the Southern Ocean. While it’s a long way from the North Island it will send a burst of rain there today but the days ahead don’t look too bad.

The South Island, on the other hand, has more heavy rain on the West Coast off and on until Sunday.

Winds will ease back a little over Wednesday and Thursday in a number of regions but they surge back again on Friday and Saturday as the low - which will be weakening by then - finally moves in towards NZ.

The low is likely to fall apart on Sunday/Monday over or near NZ.