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Torrential showers & thunderstorms over North Island

The North Island is being pummeled by heavy showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as a low pressure system swirls in from the Tasman Sea. reports that over 300 lightning strikes have been recorded around Northland and Bay of Plenty in the past hour.

Auckland city has been hit by a number of torrential showers, some so heavy they turned gutters into small streams.  So showers have been so heavy they can clearly be heard through the concrete roof of the NewstalkZB studios in central Auckland. says more heavy showers will be on the way tonight, some with isolated thunderstorms. 

Conditions will ease tomorrow however stronger sou’westers will kicking – lowering humidity levels.


Diana on 21/01/2010 7:45am

Rain!! or just the odd drop? guess its a pick and mix bag eh! well perhaps we need to do abit more of a rain dance and we might just get some. what we got wouldnt have got – was just a flash in a pan, hardly got one wet walking into town !

Derek on 21/01/2010 4:25am

Dry as a bone still here in Whangarei, none of those heavy showers have come our way, it iss till quite bright and sunny with just some cloud about.

Seems as though we have a force field around Northland this summer keeping all the bad weather out.
But a few good showers would be nice to fill up the water tanks for those on rainwater.

Gillian on 21/01/2010 3:12am

Wouldn’t have minded some of the rain. 26.5 in my house at South Head, Helensville with all the windows and doors open. What rain clouds were around just kept on going.

SW on 21/01/2010 2:35am

Absolute Boring!Longevity too.

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