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Auckland: Torrential rain, thunder & hail, strong winds (+Pics; posts)

UPDATED 5:20pm — Reports are coming in of torrential downpours and thunderstorms in parts of Auckland as an active band of rain moves in.

Showers in the Tasman Sea have spent the afternoon getting better organised and now an incredibly slow moving front is moving into Auckland Region and City from the west.

Rain with heavy downpours is already affecting western and southern areas. 

However the arched band of rain is now slowly moving across Auckland City. Downpours will increase and may set into general rain. Isolated thunderstorms are possible, so too is isolated hail.

Downpours may be heavy enough to cause localised surface and flash flooding.

Winds may be strong enough in the heaviest showers (squalls) to cause localised pockets of minor damage. has an ORANGE to RED alert for *isolated* thunderstorms (moderate to high risk) in the region – some have already been detected near Auckland Airport and along the western ranges – plus many more out at sea.




Guest on 3/06/2015 4:17am

Thunder, heavy rain, hail, strong wind right now in Papatoetoe. Quite dark at 4.17pm

richardmcb on 3/06/2015 3:33am

Great for my trip into work around 16:30 NOT!

WW Forecast Team on 3/06/2015 4:00am

It’s very slow moving – depending on where you’re travelling you *may* miss the worst of it! 🙂

– WW

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