A severe weather warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty, with heavy rain predicted to develop this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
The MetService issued the warning this morning saying a sustained period of heavy rain is expected to develop in the eastern Bay of Plenty.
MetService media and communications meteorologist Dan Corbett.
Between 120 to 180mm of rain could fall about the ranges from 8pm tonight to midnight on Sunday, with 60 to 90mm expected near the coast.
Media and communications meteorologist Dan Corbett says rainfall intensities could reach 20mm/hr about the ranges on Sunday.
For more about the weather situation in New Zealand watch the MetServices’ Severe Weather Warning video.