A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea brought strong winds and heavy downpours to New Zealand's North Island last night, resulting in widespread flooding in east Auckland and the Coromandel.
The New Zealand MetService issued a severe weather warning this morning, predicting continued heavy rainfall and risk of flash flooding for large parts of the northern North Island.
Unfortunately the long range forecast shows more to come. Another intense Tasman Sea low pressure system is currently predicted to develop and bring severe weather to central New Zealand early next week, as the image from MetOceanView shows.
For severe weather warnings, see the New Zealand MetService website http://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings.
MetOceanView can be found at www.metoceanview.com