MetService has issued a severe weather warning for Northland effective from 3pm today (Tuesday) to 12am Thursday.
A band of heavy rain associated with a slow moving low-pressure system to the west of the upper North Island was forecast to affect Auckland including Great Barrier Island and Coromandel Peninsula today (Tuesday) and Northland from this afternoon and during Wednesday.
The heavy rain has now eased in Auckland including Great Barrier Island and Coromandel and the heavy rain warning for this area is lifted.
The rain band is forecast to affect Northland from this afternoon and during Wednesday and a heavy rain warning remains in force.
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Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Northland's warning is for 33 hours from 3pm Tuesday to 12am Thursday. Expect 100 to 150mm to accumulate, with the largest amounts of rain expected about the eastern hills and also about and south of Dargaville. Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour, especially during possible thunderstorms.
People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any changes are made.
Visit MetService warnings for the latest information.