General March Weather

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Re: General March Weather

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See what weather interest we can get over Auckland later today and overnight. Looks like some heavy showers develop this afternoon with increasing instability through this evening.
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Great time for the Wellington radar to be out of action!
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Risk of thunder up Canterbury coast tonight with Southerly change. Not a huge amount of instability but Dew points high on 14 degrees for Canterbury
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Pretty dark looking to the WSW at the moment with light rain falling here. Pretty sure I heard a distant long rumble way in that direction just before.
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Heard 6 foothill thunder events over the last hour, the first one was the best, it was the type that finished off with the big thump at the end, but went on for maybe 15sec.
Do reckon that alpine/ foothill lightning have higher amperage than what we get on the plains and east North Canterbury, they seem much louder, for 30 years I worked in lots of high country sheep stations, experienced lots of high country storms over those years . Maybe its just because its the surrounding mountains bounce the sound about??
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Southerly change just arriving,19.6°C at the moment.
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Gust front went through here at 7pm, with the usual clagg following in behind.
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It's been thunderstormic on the West Coast today but nothing much here despite the forecasts. A generally fine day but with the occasional throw over showers/rain moving across from the west out to the east.
Gust front moved through at 7pm with clagg moving across from the south.
Today's maximum was 22.4C,with 3.6mm of rain.
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20mm here since yesterday, much of it from a few brief heavy showers, the very humid air has moved away now. A mainly fine weekend ahead.
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33mm here in the last 36 hours, with about half of that from a heavy rainband between about 2am and 2:30am this morning.
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Nev wrote: Sat 18/03/2023 08:16 33mm here in the last 36 hours, with about half of that from a heavy rainband between about 2am and 2:30am this morning.
My station picked up 24mm in an hour overnight (11.40pm-12.40am), wasn’t expecting anything that heavy!
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Fine blue dome morning but thin high cloud moving in from afternoon.
NE winds.
Today's maximum was 21.5C.
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Warnings issued for wind and rain on Tuesday for Canterbury.
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Dunedin to Timaru could be the location to watch for heavy rain. Strong winds further north.
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darcyplumb wrote: Sun 19/03/2023 12:37 Warnings issued for wind and rain on Tuesday for Canterbury.
She looks like a nasty wee low coming up, quite a change after today which was the perfect weather day, blue sky, little wind and 22deg
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EC were putting out 60 plus mm for this area ...but have now pegged it back to GFS numbers..strong winds look interesting nearer to the coast

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Fine day today but increasing high cloud from the west this afternoon.
Today's maximum was 25C.
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Richard wrote: Mon 13/03/2023 10:55 Got reports from a friend at North Loburn that during Fridays storms lightning struck a local 150 year old Sequoia Dendren and only half is still standing, asked for photos
As asked for, a photo of what is left of what was a good example of a Sequoia
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^ was a handsome tree, Richard.

Wondering what on earth people have been told in the public weather forecast for tomorrow: when out and about earlier this morning had two people look full of foreboding and mention it in ominous tones. 0_o
Has it been over-dramatised when presented on tv and radio?
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Dont know if we can blame the tv or radio, it was on the MS severe outlook yesterday of 'high' risk of heavy rain and gales for all Canterbury, then at the same time the 3 day rain forecast and its nothing more than a quick flick of rain, gales yes maybe.
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I see there is and Orange wind warning for Banks Peninsula. 120km/hr tomorrow afternoon to Wednesday morning

A watch in place for heavy rain accross the plains as well
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Brief thunderstorm just passed over with under 2mm of rain and a few loud claps.
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The lightning app which is not always pin point accurate, did plot some strikes up near Cheviot so exciting to hear about the thunder Tony.
It was quite strong and blustery from the NW direction around lunchtime and a few brief spots of rain.
The wind will be the main issue for some tomorrow depending where the low eventually deepens, but either way will be our biggest gale force winds in quite awhile especially from the southerly quarter.
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A fine day but with extensive high cloud with a few spots of rain around late morning turning to rain this afternoon and this evening from the west. 7.3mm for today. Quite mild with today's temperature getting up to 21.7C.
Not much wind apart from one or 2 gusts from the north this afternoon.
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Around 9:30pm last night: observed some lightning flashes in the cloud away to the west.

Thus morning, so far: 13.4°C, some cloud, the occasional star visible (Arcturus), fresh westerly breeze.
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