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PHOTOS x9 - Coastal flooding in Auckland before the low even arrives

With a rapidly deepening low, king tides and strong winds all helping to funnel more sea water into Auckland it's not surprising we're seeing some coastal flooding today.

WeatherWatcher Kyle Aitken says cricket fields, car parks and even one power transformer have been affected by the foreshore flooding ahead of the severe offshore storm.


Severe Storm to suddenly form as it reaches NZ on Thursday, then weakens (+12 Maps)

EXTENSIVE REPORT - UPDATED: A low is today forming offshore from Brisbane and is heading towards New Zealand, rapidly deepening, intensifying and reaching our shores by Thursday PM, air pressure down to 976hPa or maybe lower by early Friday morning.


Weather Video: Storms ease & high pressure dominates NZ, Aussie faces severe weather

The run of high pressure continues around New Zealand as we head into the weekend and next week - however the major daily downpours will ease tonight in the South Island then finally in the North Island on Saturday evening.


New Zealand's risk of severe weather diminishes today as Australia's risk soars (+7 Maps)

For the first time in a week the chances of severe weather in New Zealand is reducing while over the ditch Australia is bracing for a significant storm to kick off the first day of summer on the meteorological calendar, with a potential tropical cyclone soon after.


Thunderstorms return to both islands of NZ - track live here

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It's another rumbly day inland across both islands as daytime heating produces thunderstorms and towering clouds with big downpours.

Once again today's downpours come with the risk of localised severe thunderstorms, hail and flash/surface flooding.


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Wednesday's Thunderstorm risks for New Zealand in Maps:

As of late morning downpours were again rapidly forming through inland areas of both islands with thunderstorms expected to kick off from lunchtime and peak yet again into the afternoon and evening.

Deluges, thunderstorms and even hail and flooding risks are all associated with these intense but slow moving storm cells.


Thunderstorms return to South Island, expand across North Island

UPDATED 2:30pm --- Thunderstorms and very heavy rain continues to expand over the Central North Island, Hawke's Bay Ranges and Wairarapa region this afternoon as new thunderstorms flare up over the ranges of the Upper South Island west of Kaikoura.


Another chance of further Flash Flooding on Monday in both islands (& maybe all week) +Map +3Photos

Torrential downpours in Central Otago caused flash flooding around Roxburgh and WeatherWatch.co.nz says the conditions that created this weather are with New Zealand for at least 7 more days, if not longer.


Special double weather Video: NZ's spring blast - what is coming this week?

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In Monday’s special double video we track Hurricane Irma and the spring blast currently hitting New Zealand with hail, snow, thunder and blustery winds.

The week ahead is looking milder as winds shift westerly and then more nor’west later in the week. More rain and showers are coming though - and more winds.


Video: Deep low for NZ this weekend + track Hurricane Irma

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A very deep low is approaching New Zealand on Saturday but will rapidly weaken as we head into Sunday.

It will bring more rain to the western side of both islands with perhaps the bulk of the rain crossing much of the North Island.