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Weather Headlines for Tuesday – Some rain, possible thunder then settled

Thunderstorms possible Today / Wednesday

Conditions may become unstable this afternoon for Northland down through to about Auckland overnight. Bay Of Plenty through to the Manawatu could get a storm on Wednesday. Thunderstorms by nature tend to be isolated so rainfall won’t be consistent everywhere but if you do strike one you could get a downpour.

Map shows: Convective Available Potential Energy (J/kg) and Surface Lifted Index (°K).

Humidity is up but gets pushed out on Thursday

Conditions will be feeling humid for the upper North Island today and Wednesday before a southwesterly flick moves through on Thursday pushing the muggy weather out of the way. In this graph below for Auckland see the dew point temperature, you’ll note it starting to drop on Thursday which is when the muggy feeling will start to ease.

Settled from Friday through to early next week

High pressure lies over New Zealand on Friday and hangs around through to early next week, this brings settled and mainly dry weather.

MSLP / Rain map Saturday 29th January 4:00pm 2022 –


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