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some of the CB's look pretty good around the area today
but low dew point means high base,and as you say nzstorm, not getting to a great height, so not alot of depth in them
14oC here now,but it had been down to 10oC overnight,.....on the 1st day of summer (although some say summer does not start until the longest day)
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getting a surprisingly heavy run of showers here now
and only 10oC at 10am
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It may start in June :lol:
Manukau heads observer wrote: 14oC here now,but it had been down to 10oC overnight,.....on the 1st day of summer (although some say summer does not start until the longest day)
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Just for a change it is a light East breeze here and raining... :shock:
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After the heavy rain and showers here in Taupo yesterday.. it's a beautiful day here.. a weak Cb formed over Tongariro earlier but decapitated pretty quickly.. convection starting to boom over the Kaimanawa Ranges at the mo'.. with even a low topped Cb developing now.
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had a report of hail that covered the ground late this morning, only 2km's north of me here....we got heavy rain, but no hail...but it was very black looking to the north of us
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Been a rather cold start to summer but oh well a relativly fine wekend ahead 8) .
Was a nice Weak CU line that went up from SE to N-NW this evening not quite sure why this hapend could have been NE further north along the coast as it was light southerly here at the time.
Still was an interesting sight against the sunset.
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was a few interesting cloud formations with turrets forming yesterday between here and Hamilton but didn't come to much apart from a few squally showers on the Waikato side of the hill...
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there was an early morninng convergence /local heating shower here....with towering CU
so there is or at least was instability around...
could be some action in the waikato today?
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Nice day here at the great lake :D .. just a tad windy and cold.. 13C/dp 1C at the moment.

Air is way to dry for convection today.. :(
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yeah...and the wind has got up too much now,,,
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Lovely clear day here with very little wind - but a low temp. for December.
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November was rather too windy for my liking :x

Windrun for November = 13903.6km / 8639 miles / 7507 knots
Average windspeed = 19.3 km/h


wish i had a wind turbine :lol:
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average windspeed here was just a bit less than that...
October was windy too...
its been over 2 months of non stop wind here from the NW or W or SW generaly.....we had no time in novemeber when the wind was calm!
and its still blowing....


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Looks like sunny conditions over most of the NI.. wonderful day here with some high cloud and 13C.. it sure does take a while for the westerly to die right down here at night! brr
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Surprise an 8 hour break from the garbage and theyre Rising as I write this.When are we going to get an easterly?
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Probably not for a while!
Wet evening tonight in Hamilton with a few heavy falls about, 2.6mm so far.

Look to have been a few convective showers about the Canterbury foothills this afternoon/evening.
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yes, the SWer arrived here with avengence alright all of a sudden
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This front may have got more convective as it travelled North up the east coast, 24mm at my place. Farmers well be pleased and so is the water tank. Didnot expect this sort of total.
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Looks to be a low risk of thunder this afternoon/evening thru eastern Waikato.. probably wont come to much, 17/12 at the moment here so that's a good start :)
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pretty small pickings :(
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i can see those CB tops over the kaimas from here now ;)
and my boltec is picking up the odd strike from them too :)
well done met service 8)
Kaimai kids web cam looks thundery!

ohhh, lightning activity increasing now ;)
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Yes, distant cb tops out to the east. I would say Waihi is getting thunder now.
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Yep those Cb's are topping great heights!!!

Storms look to be just on the Waikato side of the Kaimai Ranges, with a few triggering around Tairua too :)

Gusty SW sea breeze here.. bah

You need to pull those storms in Brian with the kernal ring.. Gary's boltek is plotting them in the Tasman!!
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Aww man.. it's just anvilling now and it looks incredible!! I just don't have a camera at the moment :cry:
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