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Thunderstorm watches issued

The MetService have issued a thunderstorm watch for the following areas…

Valid until 08:00 pm Tuesday 03 May 2011

This watch affects people in the following weather forecast districts:
Great Barrier Island
Coromandel Peninsula
Bay of Plenty

Further thunderstorms are likely about eastern parts of Auckland down to northern Waikato, Coromandel and western Bay of Plenty over the next 4 hours. Some of these thunderstorms could be severe and with a continued risk of one or two damaging tornadoes. Should severe weather approach or if you feel threatened, take shelter immediately.



Anonymous on 3/05/2011 10:26am

Hi there, is it possible that there will be a tornado in Auckland areas overnight or tomorrow? Thanks

WW Forecast Team on 3/05/2011 10:32am

Hi there, no we think the threat has now passed.  Skies are mostly clear/dry now.


– WeatherWatch

chell on 3/05/2011 9:22am

over 25 lightening flashes within half hour in manawatu!!

Guest on 3/05/2011 8:36am

If the weather forecast is keeping an eye on the weather then why werent the citizens informed of this before time??????/

Guest on 3/05/2011 5:55am

hi can you specify which areas in auckland

WW Forecast Team on 3/05/2011 6:29am

This is a formal watch from the MetService and they haven’t been specific.



Mandy on 3/05/2011 5:10am

Where is the tornado that hit Albany heading to now?

westcoast on 3/05/2011 5:20am

the CB from which the tornado was spawned moved slowly south, over the airport and then eventually over Waiuku, at around 4:30pm, so took 2 hours to move from Albany to Waiuku, but it had weakened by the time it got to Waiuku but was still producing menancing cloud lowerings

Twinkle on 3/05/2011 5:05am

Civil Defence BOP just emailed me a warning. Think that’s the first time

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