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Unstable showers Canty plains 18th Dec+Wintry weather!!!

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Quite a summery scene for sure with some nice CU going up inland and one nice cell too with a nice anvil.
Few strikes on tracker not sure wether it's coming from this wee cell though.
Took a drive just down the road to get some pics before so will post up later still cool to watch. :D
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Yep, confirmed CBs Jase... watching with interest! ;)
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Yes interesting indeed Jason! Look's like the cb started firing inland from Oxford and moving NE. Can see it nicely on the sat image, and rain radar.
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Can see an isolated shower to the N-NW so perhaps a splash for Tony soon ;) .
Took another drive out not long after my previous post as it had developed even better but by the time i got to a good spot it didn't look as good still was there though :lol: .
Looks like a few strikes came from this cell perhaps more on the plains though.
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Well done to met Service for predicting the weak storms over inland Canterbury this afternoon. Nice photos Jason.
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Just a splash here, looks to be well NW of here, I would guess over Hanmer area. No thunder or lightening I can hear or see, but it is a black cloud.
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Have a look on the Hamner cam at the last few images, Cb cloud off in the distance. ;)

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Yes i saw those clouds today, infact right from this morning it looked too be a bit of heat convective build ups.
Some of the clouds looked very icy on the tops :D...
Very nice day here in Canterbury with light NE ;)
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No need for a new thread... HEAVY rain Christchurch Central at the moment! :shock:
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Yes Andrew same here looking very unstable out there at the moment with some towering CU and not even cold it's 16.7C here.
Thunder could be on the cards we will see 8) certainly some large drops though.
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i see alot of rain over south canty at the moment.....great for the water table, farmers.....(maybe not good for arable farmers wanting to dry things!)
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Indeed radar showing some very heavy rain!! Looks like Chch will get some decent falls.
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ha Christchurch have just had some very decent falls :D extremly heavy rain here before, almost like a tropical rain shower :lol:
id say a moderate chance for thunder this arvo.
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Wind went to the westerly for awhile but just been slammed with heavy rain and strong W-SW winds about 50-60kmh temperature down to 13.4C now.
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Bit of grapel in the heavy rain here now looks large but also some pinging on tin roofs next door.
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i see darfield have had 25mm now, and only 7oC there
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I knew that a diggy would be useful for someday, that day may have come!!!! and no diggy!!!! LOL
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18mm in chch
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The darfield weather station is showing the snowflake icon think that is wrong!!!!
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the threshold setting for that must be set to high, I would say
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50mm to date since 3pm with the current system.
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yeah, i've had 55mm in the last 24hrs and it's STILL raining!
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thats alot of rain for CHCH, and especialy at this time of year!
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If you compare this month (90.6 mm) to December last year (18.4 mm) thats a big difference!!

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Only 15mm here yesterday evening, a few further showers this morning and up to 19mm now.
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