Major electrical storm over Hamilton
Updated: 10:30pm Weds
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WeatherWatch.co.nz reports that major thunderstorms are moving across Hamilton City. It's likely that north west Waikato will be worst affected with torrential rain and thunderstorms.
In the past few minutes MetService have lifted severe thunderstorm warnings for Waikato. "Although some further thunderstorms are expected in Waikato through to about midnight, they are no longer expected to be severe" says the government forecaster.
As of 10:20pm the severe thunderstorms were tracking up State Highway 1 towards Ngaruawahia and potentially Huntly and even Mercer, Pokeno. WeatherWatch.co.nz will continue to monitor the storms until they have eased significantly.
While they are moving towards Auckland it's still not clear if they'll have the energy to reach the city of sails.
WeatherWatch.co.nz advises residents to stay indoors until the storms have passed.