Heavy rain and severe gale warnings in force for many parts of New Zealand.
Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo
Periods of rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls and severe gale northeasterlies in exposed places. Wind and rain easing north of Auckland this morning and further south this afternoon or evening.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay
Rain becoming widespread and heavier this afternoon.
Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson and Buller
Rain with some heavy falls. Severe gale southeasterlies in exposed places.
Periods of rain, with heavy falls developing by evening, especially inland.
Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle, turning to rain in the east this evening.
Scattered rain. Severe gale southeasterlies in exposed places.
Fiordland and Southland
Periods of rain.