Rain with the chance of thunderstorms is expected for parts of the Bay of Plenty this week as a low moves over the country from tomorrow.
On Tuesday and Wednesday a complex low will move over New Zealand bringing rain to parts of the North Island with a high chance of rain and thunderstorms for the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and East Cape.
The low will then slowly move east of the country on Thursday and Friday delivering strong easterlies and rain to southern parts of the North Island.
MetService media and communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett says the stunning weather experienced recently will be replaces with wind and rain in the next several days.
"The weather is set to change from what we have had recently. Raincoats are likely to come in handy over the next few days."
"This week’s trough is reasonably complex.”
Daniel says the first rain band is expected to drift across the country from the northwest during Tuesday.
Further outbreaks of rain are likely in the days that follow and as a result, the weather will be quite changeable.
A severe weather watch has so far been issued for Northland, Westland and Fiordland.
On Saturday, a narrow ridge of high pressure is expected to move east over the country, followed by a second front which delivers further rain to Fiordland late in the period.