System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Looking at this tracker you can clearly see strikes up around inland rangiora and also off the timaru coast.
http://weather.stalbans.net.nz/wx9.html
Matches up with the rain radar images too.
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Matangi has just got 5 mm of rain within 3-4 hours and i write this down the rain is quite heavy.
At least the plants will be liking this. ;-)
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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melja wrote:Looking at this tracker you can clearly see strikes up around inland rangiora and also off the timaru coast.
http://weather.stalbans.net.nz/wx9.html
Matches up with the rain radar images too.
Comparing those strikes with the MetService Lightning Detection Network, I think the tracker has the direction correct but the range totally wrong. Those strikes are actually over northern Westland and inland Buller. Cheers.
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from the wwlln.net tracker..
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Thick drizzle falling in the city at the moment and current rate of 2.4mm. Main rain band out to sea but drizzle may linger around the hills and city for a few hours. Up to 34mm here now. That 40mm i was talking about 2 days ago is possible. Adenfield lake is being tested!
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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MarkThomas wrote: Adenfield lake is being tested!
What lake at Aidensfield? I didn't know there was one. I work at the SJOG hospital where I have a rain-gauge. Will be interesting to see the total there when I go to work on Monday. :D

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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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I think it's one of those subdivision lakes where all the drainage water goes.
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Its a man made lake in a new subdivision in halswell. Still heavy drizzle around in the city and now up to the magic 40mm mark. :smile:

At 915pm the avon running high and heathcote very high - borderline to bursting
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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We only got 1.6mm today, the north missed out again...only 25mm this month :(
At least it was a warm 24 degrees up here today :smile:
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13.4mm in Sth Waikato today, 70.6mm for the month to date. Light rain still falling. A high of 21.1ºC, mainly cloudy nearly all day.
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Looks as if some of the more general rain may reach the city within next hour or so moving up from south as shown from 9pm - 10pm radar. Still falling at 3mm/h with steady moderate drizzle. Now up to 43.4mm. Maybe 50mm on the cards now before midnight.
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Stopped out this way with 35mm so far today.
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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22mm here :)
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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David wrote:We only got 1.6mm today, the north missed out again...only 25mm this month :(
At least it was a warm 24 degrees up here today :smile:
No significant rain during the day here yesterday, but managed 5.6mm mostly between 6pm and 8pm. Very-strong N-erlys (mean-winds over 50 km/h) around the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf yesterday though. With broadside winds, the ferry-trip took a few 'greenies' over the bow. Bit calmer this morn and a little overcast with the odd very slight drizzle.
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Latest model runs this morning have that subtropical low moving down over the north island...perhaps with some good rain?
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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Latest model runs this morning have that subtropical low moving down over the north island...perhaps with some good rain?
East/South East flow so Auckland will miss out.
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35 mm for Tawa.
16 mm yesterday (Saturday), with 17 mm of today's 19 mm falling between midnight and 2 a.m.
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Re: System - 19th- 20th Dec

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It sure did whip up around 4pm last night, with winds becoming strong and gusty from the south.
Also turned very dark grey black skies, with a real drop in temperature and big drops which almost looked like sleet.
Up to 28mm here since Friday mornings wee spell of rain as well, which will keep the gardens happy and some greener grass perhaps.
Looks like a few afternoon showers with a southerly change on Christmas Day now, and maybe another change later on Boxing day.
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