Heavy rain and thunderstorms are hitting the Gisborne ranges and Bay of Plenty east of Opotiki this morning.
Two views of the north Island. On the left a visible Satellite image showing a line of convection from offshore Bay of Plenty across to the Gisborne ranges. To the right, radar imagery shows heavy rain and isolated storms in this band. Go tohttp://bit.ly/STSWatch for details. ^AB pic.twitter.com/w2hvVbTHBE— MetService (@MetService) March 24, 2018
MetService said 70 millimetres could fall today, with up to 25 millimetres falling an hour during thunderstorms.
A severe weather watch is in place until 8pm tonight.