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Heavy showers hit Ashburton – strong winds in the west

A heavy area of showers is moving through Ashburton currently and there has been a report of thunder, this area of showers is likely to move up to Christchurch within the next hour or two with a chance of thunder also but it is not guaranteed.

Places in the west from Auckland right down to Westport are experiencing strong winds from the west, Auckland has 50 km/h winds while New Plymouth and Westport has 60km/h westerlies. The east coast of the North Island has the warmest temperatures with Gisborne on 19 degrees.

Scattered showers are covering much of the North Island and a few of those showers are short and sharp with a rumble or two south of the Waikato in the west.

How is the weather near you this afternoon?

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