The skies to the west of the North Island haven’t exploded into life as of yet however there are signs of activity.
Sunny spells are helping lift temperatures which also help fuel thunderstorms. Bands of heavy showers are being pulled around Northland and will be fed directly into Bay of Plenty this afternoon, we expected localised heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms there.
A few thunderstorms remain off the Taranaki coast.
Elsewhere, such as Auckland, some heavy showers look likely this afternoon however WeatherWatch doesn’t believe there will be much in the way of thunder.
Meanwhile calm, dry, weather is still expected for tonight’s All Blacks test in Dunedin.