Tuesday's Weather Video: Getting worse before it gets better

It's been a very wet day for much of the North Island so far - with heavy showers and steady rain across many main centres in both islands.

Farmers in drought zones have been in touch with WeatherWatch - Canterbury in particular has seen some good moisturising rainfall in the most needed areas.

There have been reports of thunderstorms in the Waikato and CNI - but our Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan has more information on what's ahead for the rest of the week.