Central parts of the country and the west of the South Island are in for a soaking over the few days.
MetService says heavy rain is forecast for the ranges of Buller and Nelson, west of Motueka, from 3pm today until midnight.
A front is moving east over the South Island today and the North Island on Monday, MetService said, which will bring periods of heavy northernly rain to the west of the South Island and central parts of the North Island.
WV satellite imagery displays moisture content in the mid & upper atmosphere. More moisture indicated by greens/whites = greater potential for rain making. Spot the area of high moisture funneling into the West Coast/Fiordland where Heavy Rain Watches/Warnings are now in place^AC pic.twitter.com/EcuPfud6mS— MetService (@MetService) June 12, 2021
Rainfall that may approach warning level is also forecast for Taranaki, Waitomo, Taumarunui and Tongariro National Park from early tomorrow morning until Monday night.
Rain in the ranges of the Bay of Plenty east of Whakatāne could approach warning criteria from mid-afternoon tomorrow until Tuesday afternoon.
The Heavy Rain Watches & Warnings have been updated with the addition of northern Taranaki, Waitomo, Taumaranui, Tongariro NP and eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty starting Monday as this rain system makes it's way north. More at https://t.co/qHyE5zhh6X ^AC pic.twitter.com/nBvpewdGrC— MetService (@MetService) June 12, 2021
Low cloud and fog is also predicted for large portions of the country, MetService said.