Tropical Cyclone Uesi is now over the Tasman Sea area and will be there for the next few days as it tracks southwards.
This tracking will mean it hits the West Coast of the South Island later on Sunday and lingering over Monday and Tuesday.
Rainfall totals may change but for now up to 150mm is forecast on the West Coast, mostly the southern half. The storm will miss the North Island but helps pull down a more humid airflow which will make it feel hotter.
The North Island, sadly, misses out on rain from this event – but there may be some showers developing over the next week or so.