Severe weather watch issued

A rain band is moving its way down the country today. Image: MetService.

The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for Coromandel, Auckland and Waikato this afternoon.

“A deepening trough is forecast to remain slow-moving just west of the upper North Island today and tomorrow,” says a statement from the weather organisation.

“Areas of rain associated with the trough should gradually spread southwards with some localised heavy falls.”

The watch is for the possibility that heavy rain may reach warning criteria over the following areas:

NORTHLAND: From tonight through Thursday.

AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA and WAIKATO: During Thursday.

“People in these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any part of this watch is upgraded to a full warning or any new areas are added.

“The watch will be reviewed by 9pm tonight.”

The MetService is also forecasting rain for the Bay of Plenty tomorrow.



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