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Thunderstorm warnings issued

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued this evening for the Bay of Plenty, Rangitikei and Ruapehu.
The Government forecaster has released the warnings inside the last hour.

The belt of thunderstorms is moving east, northeast and near Waiouru.



Sam on 26/03/2011 6:55am

Is there anything showing for North Otago, oamaru and Waitaki?? Looks to be clouds that are rather dark over Weston way

Sue on 12/02/2011 8:36pm

Why have they started issuing forecasts on thunderstorms now? I mean it has been thundering since Noah was a lad and it doesnt do any harm. Isnt this over reporting the weather making us all a bit too sensitive?

WW Forecast Team on 12/02/2011 9:41pm

 Hi Sue,

Thanks for your comments

The idea of t/storm warnings tends to be when they are severe, accompanied with large hail and strong wind gusts.

Some have mentioned similar points as well but it’s more of an advisory for crop farmers, travellers etc



Brendan on 12/02/2011 6:24am

Hi there, in Te Puke, there is a some cloud and blue sky, do you thing that we could get a thunder storm tonight?


WW Forecast Team on 12/02/2011 6:28am

Hi Brendan,

There’s a possibility but we also see a cluster dissolving quite quickly.
Fingers crossed nature provides a free lighting display for you though at some point!



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