Wild weather has eased in Waikato after a wet weekend, but Monday will be a day of cleaning up for many Huntly residents.
Heavy rain on Sunday caused flash flooding and landslides in the area, forcing homes next to the Waikato River to be evacuated.
MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths told Paul Henry the atmosphere remains very unstable after New Zealand caught the end of the storm that had knocked out power to much of South Australia earlier in the week.
"These things just don't stay the same, they go through a life cycle: baby, teenager - which is what it was in South Australia - and it's morphed into the old man as it crossed over the Tasman.
"We are thinking about thunderstorms again todayâ€¦ so we're going to have afternoon showers."
She says Monday's showers will be patchy across the North Island, and the South Island's West Coast is expected to bear the brunt of more wet weather as we head into spring.
There's not much of New Zealand that's not "super soggy" she says, but the east coast of the South Island is technically still in drought.