Some places in New Zealand could be in for a rough 24 hours as heavy rain and strong winds head for the country.
A number of severe weather watches have been issued, including for Wellington, Canterbury and the West Coast.
A heavy rain watch has been issued for the South Island's west coast, including the ranges of Westland from Otira northwards and the Buller ranges.
"Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria," MetService says.
And strong wind watches for possible gale-force winds have been issued for inland Marlborough and the Sounds, the Canterbury High Country and coastal Clutha south to Owaka and coastal Southland including Stewart Island.
In the North Island, strong wind watches have been issued for Wellington and Wairarapa from Featherston southwards.
There's also a heavy rain watch issued for the Tararua ranges in the lower North Island overnight.