Heavy rain saturated Northland yesterday causing flooding, slips and trees to come down.

The weather caused some power outages and school closures.

Whakapara, north of Whangārei, was the worst hit with flooding closing State Highway 1.

Northern Advocate photographer Tania Whyte ventured into the weather.

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Parts of the Hikurangi Swamp were flooded. Photo / Tania Whyte
Parts of the Hikurangi Swamp were flooded. Photo / Tania Whyte
Senior Constable Stefan Billings alerts traffic to a pot-hole on State Highway 1 near Hikurangi which had damaged about five cars.
Senior Constable Stefan Billings alerts traffic to a pot-hole on State Highway 1 near Hikurangi which had damaged about five cars.
Flooding at Whakapara forced the closure of State Highway 1.
Flooding at Whakapara forced the closure of State Highway 1.
Taki Flavell and Ray Jackson check the bridge structures at Whakapara for KiwiRail.
Taki Flavell and Ray Jackson check the bridge structures at Whakapara for KiwiRail.
Wairua Falls, near Titoki, was a raging torrent. Photo / Supplied
Wairua Falls, near Titoki, was a raging torrent. Photo / Supplied
Flooding at Northpower's Hydro Power Station at Titoki. Photo / Supplied
Flooding at Northpower's Hydro Power Station at Titoki. Photo / Supplied