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Reports of thunderstorms coming in

There are reports of thunderstorms coming in this afternoon across Waikato and other central and north eastern parts of the North Island.

Latest rain radar shows heavy showers moving across Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.

See the live and free Lightning Tracker here.

The Lightning Tracker at WeatherWatch.co.nz has recorded 230 strikes in the past hour.

The thunderstorms are moving north east across Waikato, towards Coromandel, across Bay of Plenty and the Central Plateau, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne Ranges.


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Comments

Chris R on 12/01/2010 7:52am

It’s a beautiful evening.

There must be a good jetstream overhead at the moment with the cirriform layer moving really fast from the S-SW.

Interestingly the encroaching altostratus layer is moving a great deal slower.

Andrew on 12/01/2010 6:50am

Been going off and on since 4:45 here in morrinsville. Just started up again

Jen on 12/01/2010 5:36am

nothing in rotorua yet.

John on 12/01/2010 4:49am

Thunder and heavy rain shower from 17.04 thru 17.26 in Kawerau, B.O.P.

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