Much of the North Island and the West Coast are in for a heavy dump of rain, forecasters say.
- Second tropical cyclone developing west of Cyclone Gita
- Fog continues to disrupt Wellington Airport flights
MetService has issued a severe weather warning for Sunday as moist northerly flow brings heavy rain in from the Tasman Sea.
The heaviest rain is expected about Westland from Fox Glacier, northwards, Buller, Nelson, the Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough ranges.
In the North Island the rain is expected to hit western Taranaki, Tongariro National Park, Taupo, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, eastern Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island.
WeatherWatch has also warned against possible thunderstorms.
NIWA Weather has issued surface flooding warning for the upper North Island.