People driving around Tauranga this morning are being warned to keep their eyes out for surface flooding.
Heavy rain has been falling for a few hours now and flooding is being reported on Takitimu Drive and at the Bayfair roundabout.
Motorists are advised to adjust their speeds accordingly and drive with care.
A heavy rain warning is currently in place for the city.
The MetService says in the 16 hours from 8pm Sunday to 12pm Monday, 80 to 110mm of rain is expected to accumulate.
"Surface flooding and slips may be possible and driving conditions may be hazardous."
The weather organisation expects the morning rain to turn to showers, before clearing this afternoon.