Below are the detailed weather warnings and advisory issued by MetService today:
HEAVY RAIN WARNING
Ranges of Bay of Plenty west of Kawerau and the eastern ranges
of Waikato including the Coromandel Peninsula
Heavy rain is expected to ease this evening. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm Monday expect a further 50 to 80mm of rain on top of what has already fallen with the heaviest accumulations about the Kaimai Range.
Bay of Plenty from Kawerau east and Gisborne north of Tolaga
In the 15 hours from 9am Monday to 12pm Monday expect a further 50 to 80mm of rain on top of what has already fallen, mostly about the ranges.
The Wairarapa coast and coastal hills from Castlepoint to about
Rain is expected to become heavy overnight Monday. In the 12 hours from 2am to 2pm Tuesday expect 70 to 100mm of rain.
In the 15 hours from 9am Monday to midnight expect a further 50 to 80mm of northeasterly rain on top of what has already fallen. The heaviest bursts are expected Monday morning and Monday evening with intensities of 15 to 20 mm/hr possible.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 2000 metres.
Marlbourough ranges north of Kaikoura
In the 18 hours from 9am Monday to 3am Tuesday expect 80 to 100mm of rain to fall in the ranges, especially in the east of the area.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 2000 metres.
Marlborough south of Ward and Canterbury north of the Rakaia River
Rain is expected to become heavy overnight Monday. In the 24 hours from midnight Monday to midnight Tuesday expect 70 to 150mm about the foothills and ranges with lesser amounts over the Canterbury Plains. The heavy rain is expected to ease in Canterbury Wednesday morning but may continue in Marlborough during Wednesday.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 1800 metres, lowering to 1600 metres Tuesday.
Fiordland south of Doubtful Sound
Heavy rain is expected to continue during Monday. In the 15 hours from 9am Monday to midnight expect a further 60 to 90mm of rain on top of what has already fallen.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 1000 metres.
Canterbury south of the Rakaia River, North Otago and the
Rain is expected to become heavy Monday afternoon but ease later on Tuesday. In the 24 hours from 3pm Monday to 3pm Tuesday expect 80 to 120mm of rain, mostly about the hills and ranges of North Otago and Canterbury but lesser amounts near the coast and in the Dunedin District. The greatest intensities are expected to be 10 to 15 mm/hr Monday evening and Tuesday.
FREEZING LEVEL: About 1500 metres.
STRONG WIND WARNING
Southeasterlies are expected to rise to severe gale in exposed parts of Fiordland late Monday afternoon. Between about 4pm Monday and 6am Tuesday expect gusts of 130 km/h in exposed places, especially along the fiords. The winds should slowly ease Tuesday morning.
WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE
HEAVY RAIN WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR:
Rain is expected for Clutha, but no longer likely to reach warning amounts.
SPECIAL WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CANTERBURY
A strong moist easterly flow is expected to bring precipitation to Canterbury from this afternoon and during much of Monday.
The snow level is expected to lower gradually.
Snow accumulations of 20 to 40cm above about 1100 metres are possible in some places in the Canterbury high country from around Arthurs Pass southwards from overnight Monday to midnight Tuesday.
Further snow could affect these areas on Wednesday with the snow
level lowering to about 900 metres.
Farmers and travellers in this area are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.