Rain is forecast to continue throughout today with the heaviest falls expected for the eastern Bay of Plenty.

MetService said 120 to 150mm is expected to fall in a 24 hour period from midday today in the ranges with 50 to 80mm possible nearer the coast.

Peak intensities of 15 to 25mm per hour are possible about the ranges.

Rotorua should expect rain for the rest of today into tomorrow.