A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for the Waikato and Waitomo regions and Coromandel Peninsula with heavy rain, thunder and possible hail expected.
MetService says the thunderstorms are expected to be slow-moving and have the potential to be severe producing localised downpours of 25 to 40 milimetres per hour.
Flash flooding my occur in low-lying areas.
Motorists are urged to take care on the roads.
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