The worst of Wellington's weather should be over, after today's torrential downpour.
The capital was hit by 82-millimetres of rain between midnight Friday and 9pm, which is more than half the average rainfall for November.
It flooded roads and houses in the suburbs of Mornington and Kaiwharawhara were evacuated as a precaution after slips. Sandbags were put in place in the two suburbs to contain floodwaters.
Main Road in Tawa closed for several hours by a slip and a fallen tree, but had since reopened.
People in a Northland house were advised to leave shortly after midday.
The city council said it got more than 400 calls from people reporting flooding and slips, including on roads in Wadestown.
Contractors cleared surface flooding from low-lying roads.
More than 50mm of rain fell in 12 hours in Taranaki, Wellington, the West Coast and Golden Bay, MetService said.
Dry Sunday coming
MetService has dropped its severe weather watch for the city. It expected a dry day - and even a little sun - tomorrow.
The council would provide welfare assistance for any evacuees if it was needed, Civil Defence controller Simon Fleisher said.
The Transport Agency warned motorists to take care on roads near the capital where surface flooding made driving conditions treacherous.
Heavy rain flooded a subway at a train station at Ngauranga, near Wellington, but rail operator Metlink said the rest of the Hutt Valley line was running as usual.