Floods, landslides, road chaos

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Roads were closed, farms flooded and homes evacuated as heavy rain hammered much of New Zealand yesterday and overnight.

Two people were injured, one seriously, when a tree fell on their car at Cooks Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula about 5pm yesterday.

Fire officers helped to pull them from the wreckage and they were taken to Thames Hospital.

Weather Video: Around the globe in 6 minutes

A volcanic euption, more deadly tornadoes plus NZ's incoming rainstorm. Philip Duncan discusses the breaking news out of America as deadly tornadoes and severe thunderstorms move in this afternoon - check out the latest warnings and watches and which states are in for the worst weather. 

Severe weather warnings issued ahead of deluge

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The first of round of rain warnings have today been issued by the government forecaster as a front explodes into life in the Tasman Sea.

Storm - Your damage reports

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As rough weather continues to blast many parts of the country we want to hear if you've seen, or had, any damage - due to the winds, thunderstorms, squalls and snow.

Post your comments below - and don't forget to tell us where you are!

- WW

All the warnings, watches and outlooks as of 5:25pm

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There are numerous warnings, watches and outlooks for the country at the moment by the Government forecaster - so we've compiled a snapshot of them all as of 5:25pm Sunday. 

(Please note there will be no further updates to this page this evening).

So who is in for what?

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This map below clearly shows which regions are in for thunder activity today and who will receive possible tornadoes, damaging winds, heavy rain and severe thunderstorms.

What are conditions like where you are?

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We're keen to hear from our readers across New Zealand today as we track the incoming severe weather.

Don't forget to tell us your location, weather observations, and any weather related damage/incidents.

Post a comment below!

NI Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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UPDATED 11:34am to include the Far North, Great Barrier IslandCoromandel Peninsula -- as well as Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Waitomo, King Country and Taranaki are today under Severe Thunderstorm Watch - the precursor to a likely, and fairly rare, severe thunder

Taranaki & Wanganui Severe Thunderstorm Warning - LIFTED

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12:22pm - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Taranaki & Wanganui LIFTED - Watch remains in place for further storms.

Watch Live:  Monitor the thunderstorms with NZ's only free and live Lightning Tracker

Autumn Arrives! - Rain, Snow, Gale warnings issued

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The government forecaster has issued a number of wind, snow and rain warnings as Autumn finally roars into life across New Zealand.

Full warnings below, issued by Metservice, as of Saturday evening.