Sunday was the wetter of the two days of the weekend overall and yet some areas were lucky enough to be dry and quite sunny for much of the day however they were in the minority.
Central and lower parts of the North Island saw the heaviest bands of rain and some thunder rumbled through with a little hail across a few areas as well.
Canterbury saw light rain fall for much of the day however further south and west conditions were mostly dry.
Eastern parts of the North island also saw the most pleasant conditions during Sunday however tomorrow is shaping up to be quite different.
Jasmene messaged us earlier and said “we have had heavy rain and thunder calmer now – Hamilton” and Wanda said about the Waikato city ..”Hamilton is partaking in the “Cloud Bowls” nationals today with thunder on and off most of the day. Raining now. yet earlier it cleared and was sunny enough to take a good shot of the maple tree in fall colour”. Michelle touched base with “Stratford….whoa… its pelting down, heavy, hard and constant….. oh did i mention that its RAINING? lol”.
Lightning and thunder also paid a visit across the central North island…”About quarter hour ago had brightest lightning I’ve ever seen (like someone was taking a photo with Flash inside the room) followed immediately by huge thunder clap and torrential rain for about 10 minutes. Then wind and sunshine, now getting all black & stormy again – just out of Rotovegas” Andrea said.
Cantabs did get a bit of a soaking today and Helen confirmed it “Rain.. lots and lots of rain (nr Sheffield, Canterbury) and also Beth added “Steady rain in Rangiora, all day”. Rae summed it up “it’s fair piddling down here, chch, addington, starting to flood!!!”.
But sunny skies did make an appearance too with Debby getting in touch – “Gorgeous warm sunny day in Gizzy, beach is looking divine” which sounded summerlike and West Coasters weren’t missing out either..” It’s lovely here I’m Hokitika not to hot not to cold the sun’s out perfect Sunday here” said Shanita.
Thanks for all your comments and tonight is looking patchy once again for most places but those areas that saw dry skies throughout the day are likely to see a similar story throughout much of Sunday night.