A low pressure system crossing the country today will continue to bring some much needed rain to many parts of New Zealand.
In some areas, the rain could be heavy. That has prompted government forecaster MetService to issue the following warnings:
Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane
Rain is forecast to become heavy Monday night. In the 30 hours from 9pm Monday to 3am Wednesday, expect 80 to 120mm rain with totals up to 160mm about the Kaimai ranges. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour are likely during Tuesday.
Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane
Rain is forecast to become heavy Tuesday morning. In the 30 hours from 6am Tuesday to midday Wednesday, expect 80-120mm with 150mm about the ranges. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour during Tuesday.
Ranges of Nelson west of Motueka
Rain is expected to become heavy during Tuesday morning. In the 30 hours from 6am Tuesday to midday Wednesday expect 120 to 150mm of rain to accumulate. Peak intensities of 10 to 15mm per hour during Tuesday.
Heavy rain and strong winds are also possible about Northland, Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato and Marlborough. MetService says these areas are being watched for the possibility of the development of severe weather and will issue warnings if conditions warrant.
Stay with WeatherWatch.co.nz throughout the day as we keep you up to date on this developing weather situation.