Get out your brollies and wet weather jackets, heavy rain and strong winds are expected for most parts of the North Island.
NIWA has advised the "high tides of most concern for Auckland are at 8:29 pm tonight & 8:47 am Sunday."
The school holidays weather will take a turn for the worse as 'Tasman rainmaker' hits.
MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the lower North Island and the western areas of the South Island.
The temperature overnight last night in Auckland dropped to two degrees, with many other regions dropping to just below freezing.
Winter made its presence felt on roads across the South Island today and the whole country is now poised for a blast.