Metservice issued a severe weather watch over western Nelson which is expected to remain in place until 9pm tonight.
Winds reaching severe gales are expected over Western Nelson, particularly around Golden Bay.
“Westerlies may rise to severe gale in exposed places for a time on Monday morning and afternoon.”
For those travelling today, Marlborough has also been placed under a watch due to severe winds and expected heavy rain and severe gales have prompted a severe weather warning to be placed over Buller.
www.nelsonlive.co.nz will post an update if the watch is upgraded to a warning.