Strong low pressure will continue to bring rain to much of the country today and tomorrow.
For today, most of the rain will be over central New Zealand through early afternoon. As we get into the late afternoon and evening hours, another band of rain should rotate around the low and from north to south across the North Island. Some heavy rain is possible, especially about the top half of the NI.
Tomorrow, there will still be some rain about the North Island, especially the lower two-thirds. But the threat for heavy rain will shift to the top of the South Island. The low is expected to be slowly crossing the country tomorrow. As it does, a band of moderate to heavy rain is expected to develop and move across the upper part of the Mainland during the late morning and early afternoon. This would include places like Christchurch, Nelson and Marlborough.
Heavy rain warnings are currently in effect for the Coromandel Peninsula, the Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Nelson.