More rain expected in North Island

  • 03/09/2017
It follows steady rain and occasional downpours overnight.
It follows steady rain and occasional downpours overnight. Photo credit: Getty, file

Parts of Gisborne and the Hawke's Bay are set to be lashed by more rain through to Sunday afternoon, the MetService says.

The weather forecaster has issued a severe weather warning for the areas south of Tolaga Bay and north of Napier, with as much as an extra 50mm and 40mm of rain expected during the day, respectively.

It follows steady rain and occasional downpours overnight.

Rain intensity could reach up to 20mm/h at peaks, but was expected to ease by 5pm in Gisborne and earlier in the day for the Hawke's Bay.

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