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Observed a few CG's, buggered up chase with bad road choice :twisted:
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Another dud day although some thunder was heard and small hail seen It really didnt shape up to be an actual good thunderstorm day.
Not a drop out here but did observe some nice CU in some areas :D .
Possibly might get an overnight downpour maybe but anywho.
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Cool photos Steve :D That T/Cu is impressive!

As for tomorrow! heavy squally thundery showers developing for the North Island as we have a very nice jetstream aloft, quite a bit of horizontal shear, I think? Some lower level vertical shear though, with gusty northwesterlies at surface, westerly change around 3pm. Dewpoints will be down on today across the troposphere, but convection up, maybe not lifted indicies however. Looks very good though with those strong westerlies in the jetstream, flying over the upper North Island :D
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Well done on your photo's Steve.
Does look very much like a Funnel cloud in your last photo.
buggered up chase with bad road choice
Were you on Banks Peninsula.
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Travelling from Chch to Akaroa btween about 5.30 and 6.45pm, I noticed the ground still wet from the Little River area onwards. With dark cloud still dominant to the east and northeast from Hilltop, I guess a heavy shower had been through probably no more than an hour before. S'ferics were still audible on the radio at this time.
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Sferics coming through very clearly, even interrupting the clear ZB frequency! I'm counting up to 15 a minute. All trackers indicating these are two very active cells... and they're due here! \:D/

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Yes, does look like a funnel. I might start a register of funnel cloud/tornado sightings on my website. Was considering starting this 01/01/06.

Looks like a nice blob of cb out to west of Taranaki. Still lots of strikes on the Boltech.
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Lightning active Cb's down there.
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Thunderstorms currently approaching Lower Hutt from the west. Frequent thunder can be heard, but no lightning yet.
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Apparently there were 3 tornadoes, of small size in Southland. Can anyone confirm this? :shock:

Big thunderstorms booming in Taranaki-Wellington region this morning :) ... and now Wanganui and Kaikoura
I don't think anywhere in the Taranaki missed out on thunder today

Cell moving NE'wards, this can't fizzle out!! :P
Ricky's tracker peaking at 22 strikes/min

Will eagerly await any action, showering now, 20c, dewpoint 15c
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Thunderstorms didn't come to much here in Lower Hutt, just some heavy rain and a few lightning flashes (mostly cloud to cloud I think).

There's a story on Stuff about the tornadoes and hail in Southland yesterday....

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/southlandt ... 11,00.html
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wow, heaps of strikes in north taranaki!!
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looking very active, up to 4000 strikes on the tracker.
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Holy Sh*t, Srikes currently at 31/min peaking at 38/min!!!' :shock:

Never seen it so active, nor heard so many sferics!! :twisted:
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rain radar shows BLACK in one cell to the NW of north taranaki!!

i wonder if the cb's will keep forming on the front further north as the days go on, then will will get some action up this way...i dont think so.....the cb cells are traveling ESE down the front line....you might just get the top edge foggy....
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Large Cb to the south now, off storm chasing now with some pictures! Boom this looks fantastically ACTIVE \:D/ :P

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you might just get the top edge foggy....
Storms should get into Hamilton but not sure about Ak.
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i can see the start of the CB line out to my WSW :)
looks impressive!
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can see the start of the CB line out to my WSW
looks impressive!
Can see it from here, big Cb and tall towering Cu.
Might be just about worth a drive South to get some photo's.

23C, dewpoint 15C,good surface conditions for Thunder.
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Id say watch out for Tornadoes :D especailly Waikato Foggy and i believe Auckland could be in for a big storm this afternoon go superstorm and make sure ya get lots pics and vids.
According to a news report a building was ripped from its foundations even bricks in Southland after one of the tornadoes ripped across an open feild. And wire from a fence was found speared into the ground atleast a ruler deep. :shock: 8)
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a new boil up is far enough north for me to hit here , in another hour or so!
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2nd CB line behind the first now getting more intense and extends as far north as kaipara, so auckland is in the firing line now!
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Temperature now 24.4 here and DP 16 the longer this sun is out the better I think :D Amazing cloud formations and fast changes here today with the strong upper winds!
Very tempted to head out south but I think I'll stay put for any action here...!
I see a new fire up in the waikato now with very large strike numbers..
exciting stuff! :D
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Heard theres forked lightning in Hamilton...Hot here with 25c currently fresh N ;)
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