More heavy rain is being forecast for Hawke's Bay today.
The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the area.
"An area of low pressure to the northeast of New Zealand directs a moist south to southeasterly flow over the North Island.
"An associated front is expected to lie slow-moving over Hawke's Bay and Gisborne, bringing significant rain."
The heaviest falls are expected in Hawke's Bay, and a Heavy Rain Warning is in force for the region.
People are advised to stay up to date with the forecasts and Warnings.
HEAVY RAIN WARNING
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Area: Hawke's Bay
Valid: 16 hours from 9am Wednesday to 1am Thursday.
Forecast: Further heavy rain today. Expect a further 60 to 90mm of rain to accumulate, mainly about the Wairoa District and elsewhere about the hills and ranges.
Peak intensities of 20 to 30mm per hour about the ranges, especially late morning and afternoon.Thunderstorms possible.