A heavy rain watch is in place for the Eastern Bay of Plenty as a slow-moving front looks set to stall over the region tomorrow.
MetService said a trough was forecast to become stationary over the northeast of the North Island on Friday, and remain slow-moving there through the weekend, before moving away
to the northeast during Monday and Tuesday.
Periods of heavy rain was expected east of Opape in the Bay of Plenty between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Rainfall could approach warning amounts from Saturday through to Monday.