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Angry clouds appearing over upper NI

Afternoon heating and convergence zones are creating large cloud build ups across parts of the upper North Island reports

Readers are reporting large clouds over Thames, Auckland and in the Bay of Islands.

Manuela Hornell told us via our Facebook page that “heavy, heavy rain drops” were falling in Opua, Bay of Islands, while Andy Harwood reported “good looking” cloud build ups north west of Thames.

In Auckland a large line of black clouds has formed out west and is slowly drifting towards the CBD and North Shore. forecasters say there is a moderate chance of another funnel cloud forming this afternoon but points out it is rare to have them two days in a row.

We also predict the chance of a heavy, localised, afternoon heat shower.

We’re keen to hear from people who have seen large cloud build ups, or experienced heavy drops of rain today – post a comment below or sign up to our Facebook page.


– Homepage image – Zelda Wynn


Jeanine on 10/03/2011 1:33am

There is a whole series of large dark clouds by Pakiri Ridge. From just this side of Mangawhai down to Warkworth, Orewa area. Well, thats what it looks like from here.
Saw the funnel cloud at St Lukes car park last night, it took a long time before it grew.
We watch it for about 15 minutes.

Claire on 10/03/2011 12:11am

Should have added the link to the photo!

Claire on 10/03/2011 12:10am

As seen from my street about half an hour ago. Looking quite promising, especially with that little wall-cloud-esque shelf poking down in the middle.

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