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The main frontal system responsible for this morning’s tornado in the Waikato town of Cambridge is now clearing the North Island and with it the risk of any further tornados.

“The weather is improving now across the North Island and while a few heavy showers remain over Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, inland Taranaki and East Cape conditions are slowly improving”.

“The risk for further tornados has certainly dropped right off”.

Mr Duncan estimates this morning’s tornado was an F0 or possibly F1 tornado on the Fujita Scale.  “Just a baby compared to the monsters seen in American cities such as Ohklahoma”.

He says conditions will continue to improve for Waikato and other northern regions with the sun returning to much of New Zealand this afternoon and early evening. 

Overnight a weak cold front will move up the South Island and reach Auckland after midnight tomorrow bringing cooler conditions.


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