Roads along the south coast of Wellington have reopened after large swells forced their closure earlier on Thursday.
Huge waves threw rocks, driftwood and sea debris across Moa Point Rd and the South Coast Rd between Lyall Bay and west to Ōwhiro Bay forcing the Wellington City Council to close them.
In an update on Thursday morning, a city council spokesperson said all roads "have now reopened following the storm cleanup".
Large swells have affected Cook Strait ferry sailing for the second time this week. Interislander's 6:15am, 8:45am and 3:45pm sailings from Wellington have been cancelled. Its 2am, 11am and 2:15pm sailing from Picton have been cancelled too.
Bluebridge's 2am, 8:15am and 1:30pm sailings from Wellington have been cancelled. It's 2:30am, 7:45am, 2pm and 7:15pm sailing from Picton have also been cancelled.
MetService issued a heavy swell warning for Wellington - Cape Terawhiti to Turakirae - from 9pm Wednesday until 3pm Thursday.
"Southerly combined waves 6 metres early Wednesday evening, rising to 7 metres late Wednesday evening, then easing to 6 metres early Thursday afternoon and to 4 metres Thursday night. Peak period 10 seconds," MetService's website said.