An overnight downpour has caused some minor flooding across Auckland as the weather takes an unwelcome turn this week.
Fire and Emergency crews have been assisting affected families on Thursday morning after the torrential rainfall swamped a number of residential roads overnight.
Maich Rd in Manurewa is particularly flooded, with water lapping at the doorsteps of several properties. Further north, Silverdale residents were also in the same boat, their home deluged by the heavy rain.
Emergency services are currently working to divert the water and reduce the risk of damage, while Auckland Council has been contacted to make an assessment.
Heavy rain battered swathes of the country on Wednesday, with several regions bracing for a return to wintry weather this week. Temperatures are expected to plummet by more than 10C this weekend for some parts of the country, while MetService warns of further flooding and possible slips as slow-moving rain continues to pound affected areas.
Several severe weather warnings are in place on Thursday as a "deepening low" slowly pushes across the Tasman Sea, with the eastern regions next to be hit.
Torrents of rain are set to wallop the Bay of Plenty, Eastern Ranges and Gisborne on Thursday, as well as the Tasman District, the Richmond and Bryant Ranges and parts of the Marlborough Sounds in the northern South Island.