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wow, the weatherzone sat picture shows lots of lightning activity on the cold from in the tasmand west of the NI !!!
hope it stays acive before it gets here!
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Thats the most active trough I've ever seen in the tasman!... theres more lightning there than anywhere in the tropics at the moment.. detector is going crazy
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Bit of lightning on the mountains, 1-2 flashes a minute. Pretty lame.
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Nice Thunderstorm to the west at the moment too can see falshes in the sky also alot of saferics.
Fresh NE here with some weakish CU clouds inland to the west under the moonlight.
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Storms certainly out west yeah. alot of lightning about and some nice flashes.
Getting quite close to Christchurch :D im off to bed
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Barometer certainly low this morn in Chch at 977hpa...Rain just beginning to fall in parts of the city but still a mild 16 degrees
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Looks like Taranaki has had a lot of lightning in the last hour or two and a lesser amount out to the west of the NI.

Actually a fine looking morning here in Auckland with 17C but the front is not far away.
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Thats the most active trough I've ever seen in the tasman!...
I think it's the most active Front I've seen out there but it's much weaker now. Still quite alot of Lightning on the tracker though.
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yeah, its still firing this morning, and still looks good on the sat and rain radar, so should be still impressive when it gets here....but wouldnt you know it, i am not here this morning....up visiting a milk processing factory in auckland!
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I think it's the most active Front I've seen out there but it's much weaker now.
Yes, an incredible amount of lightning out to sea overnight but these systems often fizzle a bit as they get near us. This front would have been more interesting if it came in late afternoon against daytime heating.

We may see a photogenic gust front with the arrival of the cooler air. :)
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Sure looks like some decent heavy rain with the arrival of the front going by the rain radar
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West Coast of the Sth Island was absolutly hammered last night with lightning, and looks like there is still a bit still lingering around.
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Sorry for the double post, but thats one kick-ass front about to hit Auckland!!! :D
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Southerly hit way too early for thunder :( ohh well next time but quite cold now with rain setting in again.
Should be North Islands turn for some good thunderstorms today so get snapping 8) .
There is actually abit of heavy rain in south canterbury at the moment will keep watch with a low crossing :-k
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wow thats one well defined front just to the west of Auckland!
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Dark here out west now but dry Fresh N and 18°
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A band of mod to heavy rain to cross the area shortly, Front is looking weaker.
Currently 19C, 16C dewpoints.
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woohoo! that front looks mean, very well defined.

i see that metservice even have a possible weak tornado warning, so if this happens keep an eye out for mini tornado's :lol:
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Quite a bit of rain in Picton overnight, thunder as well. Now fine and sunny with rapidly reducing cloud cover - awaiting the southerly "dessert course".
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My perfect day - Easter Sat. 25/3/67 on a hill near Alexandra - blue dome, 22C/12C, faint breezes, gentle sun, serene views

Nice :D
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Thunderstorms forecasted look to be a fizzer here in Jafaland
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Thunderstorms forecasted look to be a fizzer here in Jafaland
Yes , Thunderstorm activity had more a less died by the time the Front reached northern NZ.

SUMMER TOMORROW :roll:
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Thought you might like it! :)

Enjoying a sunny day in Blenheim, waiting for the southerly change...

Edit: that was in response to Andy's approval... 8)
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Usefull late spring rain for the farmers anyway (13mm here so far ) ;)
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Looks like a cooler day across the country today. I see its just 6C with rain in Christchurch this morning.

The air is unstable at lower levels over the North Island so we will get low topped cb's today with a scattering of showers.
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