This afternoon more thunderstorms are affecting parts of the country and below is the latest warning from the MetService…
At 12:07 pm, MetService weather radar detected severe thunderstorms near WHATATUTU, TAUWHAREPARAE and NGATAPA.
These severe thunderstorms are moving towards the northnortheast, and are expected to lie near WHATATUTU, TOLAGA BAY, TAUWHAREPARAE, TINIROTO, NGATAPA and OTOKO at 12:37 pm and near WHATATUTU, TOLAGA BAY, TAUWHAREPARAE and TINIROTO at 01:07 pm.
These thunderstorms are expected to be accompanied by torrential rain.
Torrential rain can cause surface and/or flash flooding about streams, gullies and urban areas, and make driving conditions extremely hazardous.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in force for BAY OF PLENTY, GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY, TAIHAPE and TAUPO.
on 22/01/2010 1:37am
While driving home (just east of Masterton) just before 1.30pm today, I was met with torrential rain (had wipers on full speed driving slowly and could still barely see). Also lots of thunder and some cloud to ground lightning.
Had planned to go camping but think we will stay home instead. Is there more of this forecast for the Wairarapa?