TVNZ has just reported several twisters have moved through the Taranaki region. Latest radar images indicate a large squall line containing some big thunderstorms moving across the area. “We can clearly see some thunderstorms forming in the Tasman and moving to the country from Waikato to Taranaki, at this stage they are mainly focused around Taranaki” says the Radio Network’s Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan.
And Duncan warns the next 24 hours will see the risk of tornadoes continuing from Taranaki to Northland. “Tomorrow is a high risk day for thunderstorms as a cold air mass meats a warm humid one”.
TRN’s Weather Watch Centre will have a full report before 7am Friday.