A few light showers are found about central New Zealand today.
A few showers are moving across the upper and western North Island today.
Scattered light showers continue to push across the central and lower North Island today. A few showers are also found about the western South Island.
More heavy rain is possible over the next 24 hours, although it should not be quite as intense or widespread as we have seen the last few days.
Still, any additional rain on top of already saturated ground will only aggravate existing flood problems.
Here’s the latest on the severe weather threat today and early this week.
It was quite a Saturday here in New Zealand. We saw heavy rain and flooding across many parts of the country.
Updated 6:31pm -- Torrential rain continues to fall across the western Bay of Plenty, including Tauranga and Mt Maunganui while heavy showers have now eased in intensity across Auckland and much of Waikato says WeatherWatch.co.nz.
After a year of record-shattering drought in the US, this spring is seeing some of the worst flooding 20 years.
Since the middle of the week, heavy rain has deluged parts of the north-central United States. At least 6 states have been affected. Road closures and emergency evacuations have been necessary in some areas.
Strong low pressure anchored over the Tasman Sea will keep rain going across much of the country today.
Upper North Island
Breezy with mainly cloudy skies with periods of showers. A few heavy showers possible this afternoon.
Strong low pressure will continue to bring rain to much of the country today and tomorrow.