With heavy rain easing over the Bay of Plenty and west of Whakatane, the weather watch has been lifted, says a MetService spokesperson.
“Although further rainfall is forecast, it is not expected to meet warning criteria, and the warning has been lifted.
“No further severe weather warnings will be issued.”
Tauranga residents should expect a few showers today, possibly heavy, with hail.
The rain is set to subside this evening.