The top of the North Island continues to cop wet weather as a
band of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms moves south
from Northland towards Auckland.
Persistent heavy rain yesterday and overnight has caused
surface flooding in parts of Northland, and there's more rain
Northland has been warned that more flooding and slips could
occur with heavy rain and severe gales forecast over the
A cold snap is expected later this week, with rain, wind and
snow set to hit most of the country.
The warmer-than-average weather we've been enjoying this
winter is set to roll on through the next three months.
A freezing blast will make its way up the country today
bringing snow to low levels and more rain to the sodden top
of the country, MetService warns.
A car was swept away and houses flooded as torrential rain
battered Northland for a second straight week.
Some Far North residents could face up to six nights without
power following a massive storm which caused widespread
damage to the electricity network across the upper North
Island this week.
Gale-force winds and gusts of 130km/h are already battering
the northern North Island this morning, as forecasters warn
the region to batten down the hatches.
Ski bunnies around the country welcomed yesterday's cold
snap, and the snowfall that came with it.
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