New Zealand weather: Cladding almost falls off Auckland building as wild weather moves across Aotearoa

MetService's severe weather map is covered in warnings and watches as heavy rain and strong wind moves across the motu.

Looking at the top of the North Island, Northland is under orange wind and rain warnings from 10am-10pm Monday. 

Aucklanders woke to strong winds which saw speed limits reduced on the Auckland Harbour Bridge earlier this morning, with blustery conditions seeing the cancellation of ferries too. 

The wind was so powerful emergency services spent the morning working to secure a building on Auckland's waterfront with ropes after cladding came dangerously close to blowing off. 

The city of sails is under an orange strong wind warning from 10am Monday until 2am Tuesday, with a heavy rain watch from 10am Monday until 4am Tuesday. 

An orange heavy rain watch comes into affect in the Bay of Plenty from 1pm Monday until 9am Tuesday with 120-160 millimetres of rain expected to fall, the region is also under a strong wind watch from 6pm Monday until 6am Tuesday.

Moving south, eastern Waikato isn't avoiding the wind with MetService issuing a strong wind watch from 10am Monday until 3am Tuesday. 

Mount Taranaki is under an orange heavy rain warning from 10am Monday until  6am Tuesday. 

"It's looking like a pretty unsettled week," a MetService spokesperson told Newshub. 

A heavy rain watch has been issued for Marlborough from 8pm Monday until  noon Tuesday, with the watch extending further down to Canterbury from midnight Monday until 6pm Tuesday. 

"The onshore feed of air pushes the rainfall down to Marlborough and further down to Dunedin."

Canterbury south is under a heavy rain warning that comes into effect from 1am Tuesday until 3am Wednesday. 

"Warnings are on top of already wet places, areas that have already seen wet weather in July," a MetService spokesperson said. 

Tasman including west of Motueka has been issued a heavy rain warning with 80-120 millimetres of rain expected to fall from 3pm Monday until 9am Tuesday. 

The Buller region is under a strong wind watch that comes into effect from 3pm Monday until 6am Tuesday. 

And for North Otago and Dunedin, both regions are under an orange heavy rain warning. 

North Otago's comes into effect at 6am Tuesday until 8am Wednesday. In Dunedin it’s from 7am Tuesday until 9am Wednesday. 

Road snowfall warnings are also in place in Lindis Pass from 9pm Monday until 11am Tuesday, and in the Crown Range from 1am Tuesday until 2pm Tuesday. 

The MetService forecaster told Newshub the severe weather will "take some time to clear" and encouraged those in regions under watches or warnings to stay up to date with their local authorities.