21 May 2024

Weather updates: Warnings may be extended, MetService says

7:41 pm on 21 May 2024
Residents of Brookdale Dr were faced with a flooded road after heavy rain at Ngongotahā.

Residents were faced flooded roads after heavy rain at Ngongotahā, near Rotorua. Photo: RNZ / Natalie Akoorie

Heavy rain warnings for eastern parts of the lower North Island could be extended if a slow moving system lingers offshore, MetService says.

Torrential rain kept emergency services busy in Auckland overnight, while later in the day rising water levels threatened homes near Ngongotahā Stream in Rotorua.

Duty meteorologist Mmathapelo Makgabutlane says up to 200 millimeters of rain is expected to fall over ranges above Hawke's Bay before Thursday morning.

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