The tail end of last nights rain storm is currently moving into Northland and other northern regions. “Heavy showers are popping up from Rotorua northwards. I’d advise anyone from Rotorua and Tokoroa northwards to take extreme care over the next 10 hours. Downpours will be heavy enough to cause localised flash flooding and surface flooding” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.
Government forecast, MetService, has also issued a severe thunderstorm watch Northland and northern Auckland.
“Farmers in Northland and Waikato should be on high alert this afternoon, very heavy showers on top of last nights rain could cause rivers to rise and flood very quickly”. Duncan says motorists should also take extreme across northern New Zealand for the next 12 to 24 hours.