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Torrential rain pours across New Zealand

The storm submerges parts of the city of Nelson.

Last updated: 26 Jun 2014 10:43
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Thick cloud and heavy rain has affected much of New Zealand over the past two days [Al Jazeera]

Just two weeks after an intense area of low pressure left 90,000 people without power in Auckland, another storm has slammed the country.

This latest batch of severe weather has left parts of the city of Nelson under water and inundated people homes with filthy water.

The two-day onslaught of torrential rain triggered flooding which tore down fences, eroded driveways and even washed away cars.

At the height of the storm, 146mm of rain fell in just six hours in Golden Bay, according to Tasman District Council spokesman Chris Choat.

The severe weather is now clearing away from New Zealand and this weekend should bring a welcome break in the weather, as an area of high pressure moves across the country.

However, at this time of year, storms are not uncommon in the country, and more heavy rain is expected for the start of next week.

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