Whakatāne got a soaking overnight with nearly 100mm falling since midnight, MetService says.
More than 43mm of fell between 3am and 4am, but the rain has since eased.
Heavy rain watches are in place for Nelson, Marlborough Sounds and Taranaki through until to tomorrow, MetService said.
Pesky low pressure over the Tasman will....— NIWA Weather (@NiwaWeather) May 14, 2018
1. Dictate our weather over the next ~36 hours with areas of rain.
2. Allow for unseasonable warmth for much of NZ today (3rd day for NI).
3. Drive colder air north tomorrow as it moves east.
MetService said a foggy night nationwide made things tricky for aviation forecasters.
It’s pea soup here... Early morning fog has caused delays to some flights. This is now clearing but if you're travelling or meeting/ greeting today please check our website for the latest flight status. pic.twitter.com/juE4kFCNW1— Queenstown Airport (@NZQN) May 14, 2018