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Cold snap moving north

The centre of the large low pressure system that’s brought gales, thunder, snow, flooding and slips is about to cross the North Island in the next 18 to 24 hours, reports

In the next few hours a cold front will cross northern New Zealand bringing widespread heavy showers, some squally with isolated thunderstorms. says it will make driving hazardous with sunny spells quickly turning to heavy rain with limited visibility.

Temperatures will also take a dive tonight and tomorrow following an incredibly warm night in the north last night.  At midnight several centres will still around 19 degrees.

Tomorrow snow is likely on the Desert Road and temperatures will be several degrees lower tomorrow night as the southerly kicks in.


Shane on 7/06/2010 6:45am

We just had a couple of flashes of lightning and a few rumbles of thunder here in Torbay, hope there’s more to come!

Larry on 7/06/2010 6:43am

26.4 mm of rain so far today in Blenheim.
barometer 987.7 rising quickly.
10.2 deg at the moment.
sw wind of 3.5 kn/h.
a lot of surface flooding and a couple of small slips around the queen Charlotte drive from picton.

Springlands,blenheim on 8/06/2010 4:24am

No rain today in our part of blenheim? Taylor river which runs through town; normally a picturesque walk overflowing in many parts and runnig faster than normal. Surface flooding and care needed on Old renwick Road.

Guest on 7/06/2010 6:02am

we just had a massive downpour of rain, it lasted for about a minute and our whole driveway is flooded and our water tank was overflowing like a waterfall!
Never seen anything like this before!

Guest on 7/06/2010 4:46am

Here in Kaukapakapa there are very dark clouds coming closer, they look very angry. any thunder/lightning in these clouds? hail?

Brendan Pratt on 7/06/2010 3:55am

Hi there guys, here is a update for Tauranga at 03:52pm

Temperature 16.7c
Rainfall 4.50mm
Pressure 995.10
Wind Gust 28.1km/h
Average wind 5.0km/s

The sun is….

Is there rain on the way tonight?

Diana on 7/06/2010 3:28am

Feilding had around 12 pm lasst evening so thunder and heavy squalls of rain.. right now its light breezes and a few drips and draps not much to write home about.. So is this the lull before the storm 🙂

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