Brace for another wild weather day, with the top half of the country in for another bout of fierce winds and intense rain that threaten more floods and slips.
Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula are in line for gales while heavy rain is set from Northland to Gisborne.
And unusually high king tides have Coromandel authorities on notice with the eastern coastline under a flood watch this evening and tomorrow morning.
A road snowfall warning is also in place for the Desert Rd, with up to 5cm of snow expected to settle near the summit overnight.
MetService is warning Northland residents, where an orange heavy rain alert has been issued, they can expect 15 hours of rain from lunchtime today.
Streams and rivers could rise rapidly and flooding and slips are possible.
Rain watches cover Auckland and eastern regions to Gisborne, starting this afternoon.
On the Coromandel the district council is warning that rain will coincide with higher-than-normal king tides at 7.30pm and 8am tomorrow.
"This combination means that surface flooding is very likely and slips/debris will continue to come down," advised the Thames-Coromandel District Council.
Meanwhile a section of SH25 remains closed by a slip with motorists travelling in the holiday hotspot warned to expect twice the volume of traffic and trucks on alternate routes.
"Please be extremely careful if you're travelling around the Coromandel, especially on these arterial routes that are being used as main thoroughfares because of the Wharekaho slip."
The incoming deluge is the latest storm to hit in an unusually unsettled fortnight, bringing even more rain to already very wet regions at the top of the North Island.
Many centres across the country have already exceeded their average July rainfall in the first 14 days.
MetService warns there will be intense downpours and the watch may be upgraded to warning level.
A strong wind watch has been issued for Northland to Coromandel Peninsula, with gales buffeting northern regions throughout the coming night.
It comes soon after Tuesday's storm that swept across the country bringing destructive wild winds, flooding and snow to the South Island.
Weatherwatch.co.nz says over the past few days the Mackenzie region has seen some of the largest snowfall for years.
It's estimated that more than half a metre of snow has fallen around Mt Cook village and Tekapo, and 20cm for Twizel.