The crown forecaster is today saying there’s a risk of severe thunderstorms developing as a surge of rough weather comes out of the Southern Ocean and into the North Island’s west coast.
See the live and free lightning tracker here to see were the latest thunderstorms are.
Image courtesy NZ Govt
on 17/09/2010 7:28am
Just had a huge storm over the Waikato. Fork lighning, the works! It passed pretty quickly though. Very impressive! Power supply was surging quite a bit too.
on 17/09/2010 12:40am
We’ve just had a few flashes and big rumbles – fingers crossed it’s a day of it! The Lightning Radar looks promising…for a change 🙂
on 17/09/2010 12:38am
As of 20 mins ago Wellington received its first salvo; Fire service is currently attending to a shed fire in High Street, Lower Hutt caused by a lightning strike, Power pole was also hit in the same area and a report of a house in Wainui hit also.
on 17/09/2010 12:28am
Thunderstorms in Wellington, map shows this area as low risk but I don’t think so! Having trouble with the metservice page, overloaded?
on 17/09/2010 2:27am
and they call that LOW RISK!: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4137634/Wild-weather-roughs-up-New-Zealand
Seems they did not foresee such a major thunderstorm in Wellington!
on 16/09/2010 11:47pm
masterton was in the no thunderstorm area , as i right this i can hear loud thunder,,,, has the forcaste changed?
on 16/09/2010 11:55pm
We’ve just updated the latest severe thunderstorm outlook, courtesy of the NZ Govt.
Masterton right on the fringes
on 16/09/2010 10:43pm
Ooh, upper North Island has now been upgraded to high risk (as of 9.15am).