Hawkes Bay thunderstorm warning lifted

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6:58pm --- MetService has lifted the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hawkes Bay.

Deep South 'taking the bullet' for NZ today

A late winter storm is descending on the Deep South today but for 80% of New Zealand the weather shouldn't be too dramatic due to the angle of attack.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for MARLBOROUGH

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5:10pm -- This warning has been lifted

Severe Thunderstorm Warning LIFTED

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The severe thunderstorm warning for Stratford, Waitomo and New Plymouth has been lifted.

Big thunderstorms push through Northland, bypass Auckland

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UPDATED 3:45pm -- Over 2000 lightning strikes were recorded this hour, almost entirely over Northland as the most active band of thunderstorms in about four years crossed the region, says

The total number of strikes detected by the free and live Lightning Tracker

The latest conditions across NZ

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As we hit day four of our winter storm many areas are still facing bitterly cold winds, sleet rain and even snow to sea level - but many others are seeing the sun.

In Christchurch some snow is falling off and on across the city with heavier falls well inland.  Weather analyst Richard Green says there have been a few power outages too across Canterbury as a result of the snow.

Snow guide: Final snow risk for main centres

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FINAL UDATE 11:04pm Monday -- One final surge of snowy weather is pushing in to central parts of New Zealand tonight.

These risks cover until 6am Wednesday.


High Risk of snow, and a higher chance of it settling.

  • Wellington (above 100m)

  • Eketahuna

Heavy snow for Wellington tonight, borderline for Christchurch

Filed in: forecasters say heavy snow is likely to set in again across Wellington tonight as the snow returns to the city this afternoon.

Snow clouds near Christchurch, Auckland...Wellington later

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Snow clouds are again building around New Zealand's largest cities as an historic once in a lifetime snow storm continues to blast the country.

For the first time in 72 years snow fell in Auckland's CBD on Monday.  Meanwhile in Palmerston North our reporter John Blackman says snow fell in The Square for the first time in 80 years.

Some parts of Auckla

Snow Storm - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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UPDATED 6:47am Tuesday -- Some have had snow, others have hail and gales and some still have clear skies and light winds. We've literally been asked hundreds of questions about the snow storm - so we'll do our best at answering the main questions below!