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Started a new thread.

Looks like most of the thunderstorms today will be in Otago, possibly Southland and south Canterbury. Also lower NI and Hawkes Bay.

Fine in Auckland, W10kts, 23C. No showers here today yet.
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Yes Steven, some thunderstorm activity here this morning spreading off the ranges. Quite supprising in the NW flow. Usually they never make it that far east . Instability must be there.
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Partial report from a friend who was with me during Invercargill's storm last week who is now in Queenstown with another storm.

Heavier rain he believes, his motel (Copthorne, right above the centre of town) has been struck by lightning, power is out, gondolas stopped running... and he has no camera :evil:
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Thanks phil for that report.
They dont get many of thunderstorms over Queenstown . :o Lumsden to the east and Paradise to the west nearer the divide would get a lot more
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Probably about 1.45pm today but with continuing thunder for at least 40 mins.

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Thunder and lightening here from 2.30pm raining now 8)
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Andy wrote:Thunder and lightening here from 2.30pm raining now 8)
I'd be very worried if I were a viticulturist down there andy! ;)

Mostly fine here now, brisk westerlies and warm.

What was Hamilton Ap gusting to, Brian? I only see 28 knots from the metars..

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Some rain earlier in the Mackenzie, but not heavy (or enough), and no thunderstorm activity.
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We have had thunderstorms here in Ingill for a couple of hours - heavy rain & almost continuous thunder. There is 30ml in my rain gauge, which is gret for the potatoes but not the fishpond.

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The weather station in Gore has recorded 31.5mm in the last hour to 9.25pm, with 4.5mm falling in 1 minute!
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NZstorm wrote:The weather station in Gore has recorded 31.5mm in the last hour to 9.25pm, with 4.5mm falling in 1 minute!
That sounds familiar :)

A very active pretty sky tonight.. scattered T/Cu, and Cbs to the north-northwest
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Lots of lightning in a line on ricky's trcker.. they will be in the thick of it for sure. Hurry up! :D
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Forecasts were suggesting thunder before although I still think the air is too dry for any here so I don't expect much at the most I sit under a Low risk but if any thing happens as the afternoon goes on then ill reconsider.
Tomorrow however Iam sitting on a High risk for storms much greater cooler SW flow in Toe.
Can see some development further south more south Of Ashburton way so will have to see.
I see NI is starting to become active there hope you get something there Foggy. :D
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On chase now, just passed Morrinsville en route to central Hauraki.. Brian has taken some neat pics down from Bombay. We just need a bit more liftt from sunshine! -(foggy)

Cb's towering impressively to the N here
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(Out near Akaroa) It has now clouded over with high cloud, and I just heard a rumble of thunder to the northwest a few minutes ago. (but no rain here yet)
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Really starting to darken up here in the Bay. Storms not to far away me thinks.
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Yes Tich Towering CU Big into the skies just almost over us here and my condifdense of storms happening has just gone up a notch maybe. :D
Few strikes coming up on tracker over BP so likly you will be hearing more Tich.
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Spwill has caught a small tornado coming through upper Hauraki Plains,

We've been caught up in a lot of C-G, and C-C from a previous cell, we're waiting for the next line of thunderstorms at present.

spwill should send those pics in tonight..

An excellent chase so far!! :D :D

Heading to Hamilton now
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Sounds fantastic!

Several large cb's going through the Auckland region now...
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Had some rain just after my last post, pretty heavy for a few minutes, but no more thunder (and didn't see any lightning). Now just cloudy with high cloud.
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Better chance tomorrow depending on the southerly.
I have a 4 for tomorrow but that could reduce quickly judging by cloud cover, timing and barometer rise :)

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Not too bad so farr today considering the fact for thunder ingrediants :lol: sounds like iam making a Xmas pie. :lol:
Fine with 20C just past half past nine and wind just swung very light NE whih will be great up agains't southerly when it comes 8) .
Iam sure many CHCH storm chasers and residents will remember what happend on this day last year A Thunderstorm swept CHCH about midday I think Steve had hail size of pebbles and Aaron got a flash of lightning above which set off a bang and car alarms.
Hope something simular is in repeat for today.
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One nice what looks to be heavy shower N-NW of me here with anvil top and a storm hopefully by the looks of it developing to the SW black line out there.
Saferics just popping up on radio as I write.
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Not too bad so farr today considering the fact for thunder ingrediants
Yes, warm sunshine and an unstable atmosphere. Wind has been southerly or southwesterly today, but latest obs from Jeff's station show a change to a NE wind. Storms are more likely inland, according to forecasts.

Tomorrow looks interesting, as latest MetService forecast has a period of rain in the east from Canterbury to Gisborne, with a few heavy falls possible and maybe more thunder. It seems Canterbury should get the wet stuff earlier, so it could clear up later.
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Just heard thunder to the south of here. Looking really black down south. :D :D
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