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Razor Thin Rain Band Moves In

A razor thin strip of rain is moving up the North Island today and is unlikely to deliver rainfall totals over 10mms in most areas.

The front has significantly fallen apart as it’s moved north this afternoon.

As of 3pm the thin rain band was moving into western Waikato and was close to moving into west Auckland.

In Northland patchy showers and drizzle have cleared from northern regions but a few showers have developed inland and across eastern areas.  The thin band of showers will move into northern and western Northland this afternoon or evening.

Parched farms in eastern areas of the South Island have had some rain today.  Showers still lie over Kaikoura and parts of Canterbury and Otago.


What’s it like where you are?    Is it raining where you are and we’ve missed your region out?  Post a comment below!



Föehn on 12/12/2008 9:35am

There was black ominous cloud hanging about on dusk south of Auckland, but it only dropped a little light rain here. The moon is out now, big bright and beautiful.
Reminds me of the line in Alfred Noyes’ poem,

The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, says “This Full Moon is closest to Earth of any Full Moon in 2008. At 5 p.m. EST, the distance, center to center, is about 356,566 km (about 221,560 miles). The nearness of the Moon at this time may produce exceptionally large high tides (perigean tides).”

weather-nut on 12/12/2008 5:43pm

Agreed. This mornings Full Moon was spectacular! It was also the closest it has been to Earth since 1993 according to National Geographic.

Derek on 12/12/2008 2:25am

Rain has just arrived here in Whangarei and after just a shower blown through by a SW it now seems to be clearing.
Day is warm after a coolish start, the day became humid early on but the shower has freshened it up.

Guest on 12/12/2008 12:26am

It started quite cool this morning and is getting sunny now (1.30pm). Nice and dry too.

North Shore, Auckland

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