27 Apr 2014

Chance of tornadoes in North Island

5:15 pm on 27 April 2014

MetService says there is a chance of small tornados between Taranaki and Waikato on Sunday evening.

A front is moving across the country during the next 24 hours, bringing thunderstorms and heavy rain

Severe weather forecaster Erick Brenstrum says tornados could occur in coastal areas between New Plymouth and Waitomo - but they're unlikely to be a problem.

Otago and Southland may also see the first hints of snow on the hills overnight.