Thanks to Jim Burns for this photo of Lyall Bay in Wellington today. Sudden rainfall after a dry spell runs quickly off the dry ground, and often drains can be blocked with leaves so surface flooding like this is possible. Send your photos in to @MetService ^TA
INCOMING! Front about to reach the North Island. Brief rain, but heavy for some, for all of North Island today. Wellington, Kapiti + Bay of Plenty ranges under a heavy rain watch http://bit.ly/SWWatch ^TA
Meanwhile, a low is expected to develop east of New Zealand on Wednesday, then deepen on Thursday before moving away late on Friday.
This low will likely bring some rain or showers to eastern areas from Wellington to Gisborne, along with a period of strong to gale force south to southwest winds. However, at this stage both the wind strength and rainfall amounts look to fall short of warning criteria.