17 Nov 2009

Heavy rain for central North Is

2:56 pm on 17 November 2009

A heavy rain warning is out for parts of the central North Island.

MetService says a low from over the Tasman Sea is expected to deepen as it moves, with an associated warm front bringing rain on Tuesday night to the central North Island and the upper South Island.

The rain will become heavy, with thunderstorms, about the central North Island overnight.

Up to 100mm of rain is forecast to fall in the 12 hours from midnight, and people should beware of rapidly rising rivers and streams.