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Caught on Camera: Funnel cloud over Porirua

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A hail shower in Porirua yesterday afternoon produced this strong funnel cloud - had it touched down it would've been a small scale tornado or waterspout.


Winter returns (briefly) with snow & freezing temps

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A short but potent burst of Antarctic air is moving up the South Island and will bring snow to very low levels today and tonight predicts WeatherWatch.co.nz.


Weather Video: Antarctic snap coming for the South Island

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Philip Duncan and nzherald.co.nz team up to bring you the very latest on the snowy snap for Tuesday, the high moving in for Weds and Thursday and then the next rain and wind maker coming in for - you guessed it - the weekend!


Strong winds target Central NZ, Deep South

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It will be another day of strong westerlies across the country.  The main focus for the strong winds will be about central New Zealand and the lower South Island.


More rain and wind for Monday

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Central New Zealand and parts of the South Island could see more rough weather on Monday.

Another piece of energy will help further destabilize an already unstable situation.  So whilst there has been some easing today, redevelopment of severe gales and heavy rain is possible for tomorrow.


Heavy rain and thunderstorm threat update

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Thunderstorms were rolling across central New Zealand and the central North Island this morning, producing brief heavy rain and small hail.  WeatherWatch.co.nz Facebook reader Andrew Blair reported thunder and lightning over Levin early this morning.  Facebook reader Cheryl Johnstone reported some hail as well.


Thunderstorms, heavy rain still possible today

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Central New Zealand will be the target for thunderstorms this morning.  Lighting tracker continues to show strikes offshore, west of Nelson north to west of Tarankai.  That includes strikes showing up along the Kapiti Coast.


Sunday's national forecast

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Generally speaking, it looks like today won’t be as windy or wet as yesterday.  But, it’s not going to exactly be settled either.


Update on heavy rain threat

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Rain continues to make its way across the Tasman early this afternoon.  Central New Zealand is already experiencing some of that rain.  Pockets of heavy rain are also being reported, especially around Wellington.


Severe gales target central NZ

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A typical spring weather pattern continues to unsettle the weather across New Zealand for this weekend.