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Afternoon heating may trigger thunderstorms

A weakening front is slowly moving towards western and northern parts of the North Island today.  The front is so weak it is barely showing up on our satellite map. 

However afternoon heating may help create some isolated heavy showers this afternoon.

MetService says there is a moderate risk of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and evening from Taupo to Bay of Plenty, eastern Waikato and southern Coromandel Peninsula and also for Northland down to Auckland.

A low risk extends from inland Taranaki across to inland Hawkes Bay and Gisborne and further northwards.

The thunderstorms are likely to be slow moving with localised rainfall rates of 10-25mm/hr.

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