Thunderstorms warning for Northland, New Zealand
Thunderstorms warning for Northland, a forested, subtropical region on New Zealand's North Island. Some Schools were forced to close the activity.
The officials issued weather warnings for western parts Auckland across to inland Hawkes Bay, including inland western parts of Bay of Plenty and Rotorua.
The authorities said a slip had closed State Highway 11 south of Opua in the Bay of Islands, and surface flooding had closed a lane along part of SH1 in Hamilton .
Update to follow.