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PHOTOS – Evening downpour surprises Aucklanders

As conditions started to clear for about 95% of Aucklanders yesterday evening one area of cloud build ups caused a spectacular downburst in the CBD.

Gutters overflowed, streets turned into rivers and commuters -who were caught unprepared – huddled wherever it was dry.

These great images were sent in by  You can click the photos below for larger images.

Dramatic rain clouds over Auckland: Bean Rock light house is on the left, next to that is the Auckland CBD, and North Head is on the right. Taken on 23 Nov 2010 at 6:06pm.  Click the photo for larger image /

Any excuse for a cuddle: a couple sheltering from heavy rain in Auckland’s CBD. Taken on 23 Nov 2010 at 6:23pm. Click the photo for larger image /


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