Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-26

Archive of NZ Weather & Climate
Forum rules
These topics are a read-only archive and may be subject to out-of-date information.

For today's weather discussion head to: New Zealand Weather & Climate
User avatar
NZstorm
Posts: 11333
Joined: Mon 10/03/2003 19:38
Location: Grey Lynn, Auckland
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 361 times

Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-26

Unread post by NZstorm »

I notice some glaciated low topped cb out to NW this afternoon.

NZWP sounding shows cloud tops about 4300m -10C.
spwill
Posts: 9894
Joined: Sun 29/06/2003 22:39
Location: Mt Eden Auckland
Has thanked: 830 times
Been thanked: 864 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by spwill »

Cloud /sunny spells here today 21C, dewpoint 14C. Some tall cauliflower clouds around today :smile: and a few afternoon showers in the area.
I see an isolated thunderstorm developed over the central NorthIsland late afternoon.
User avatar
Tornado Tim
Moderator
Posts: 4920
Joined: Sun 19/10/2008 17:17
Location: Raglan, Waikato / Hillcrest, Hamilton
Has thanked: 102 times
Been thanked: 202 times
Contact:

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Tornado Tim »

Thunderstorm to my east, quite a few rumbles from it :)
NZAPStrike.net - NZ Aus Pacific Strike Network
jamie
Posts: 5906
Joined: Fri 25/02/2011 21:35
Location: Hamilton NZ
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 273 times
Contact:

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by jamie »

wow beautiful evening. didnt even know there was an isloated storm to me SE. Really love these isolated storms surronded by blue sky. look amazing.
spwill
Posts: 9894
Joined: Sun 29/06/2003 22:39
Location: Mt Eden Auckland
Has thanked: 830 times
Been thanked: 864 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by spwill »

Some good convergence in the west today from Northland down to central NI. Quite moist air over Auckland today with the dewpoint up to 14C.
User avatar
NZstorm
Posts: 11333
Joined: Mon 10/03/2003 19:38
Location: Grey Lynn, Auckland
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 361 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZstorm »

Judging by the t/cu around here today, not surprised some ended up thundery inland.

TT chart for Thursday, area 50+ for inland North Island and upper South Island. Could be a good inland storm day, if the gfs is correct.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Tornado Tim
Moderator
Posts: 4920
Joined: Sun 19/10/2008 17:17
Location: Raglan, Waikato / Hillcrest, Hamilton
Has thanked: 102 times
Been thanked: 202 times
Contact:

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Tornado Tim »

Convergence line hitting with thunder heard :)
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
NZAPStrike.net - NZ Aus Pacific Strike Network
jamie
Posts: 5906
Joined: Fri 25/02/2011 21:35
Location: Hamilton NZ
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 273 times
Contact:

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by jamie »

amazing view here. lots of thunder. will post photos shortly
User avatar
Tornado Tim
Moderator
Posts: 4920
Joined: Sun 19/10/2008 17:17
Location: Raglan, Waikato / Hillcrest, Hamilton
Has thanked: 102 times
Been thanked: 202 times
Contact:

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Tornado Tim »

Man the lightning here is fantastic, I wish I had a DSLR!
NZAPStrike.net - NZ Aus Pacific Strike Network
jamie
Posts: 5906
Joined: Fri 25/02/2011 21:35
Location: Hamilton NZ
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 273 times
Contact:

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by jamie »

yea i went for a beer up the top of the hill for a look. only took my iphone. gutted i didnt take my camera.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
NZstorm
Posts: 11333
Joined: Mon 10/03/2003 19:38
Location: Grey Lynn, Auckland
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 361 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by NZstorm »

Thanks for the photos Jamie.

Nice clear morning, can see large t/cu to distant SSW (coastal).

GFS precip chart for today.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Richard
Posts: 8352
Joined: Tue 14/07/2009 07:32
Location: Medbury, Inland North Canterbury
Has thanked: 1638 times
Been thanked: 786 times

Re: General December Weather

Unread post by Richard »

Like that first photo Jamie _b

Cloudy here this morning,wondering if its going to burn off??
jamie
Posts: 5906
Joined: Fri 25/02/2011 21:35
Location: Hamilton NZ
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 273 times
Contact:

Thunder across NZ 20-22 December

Unread post by jamie »

I thought it would be good to make a new topic for this and if one of the MODS could drag over yesterdays thunder posts to here.

It looks like we have a couple of days of thunder in a row for large parts of NZ with this high pressure system.

MS has "no thunder expected" for Waikato yesterday. They did mention showers but they didnt expect them to turn thundery. In the end they were quite good storms.

Today in their outlook they have upped their game and put out a moderate risk for Waikato so game on again today.

Looking at the models tomorrow should be even better.
spwill
Posts: 9894
Joined: Sun 29/06/2003 22:39
Location: Mt Eden Auckland
Has thanked: 830 times
Been thanked: 864 times

Re: Thunder across NZ 20-22 December

Unread post by spwill »

It was interesting to see those late storms over Waikato last evening. I will likely go for a drive south later in the day if some decent convergence starts to show up on radar.
There have been towering Cu showers visible to the SW of Auckland this morning , radar shows them off the coast at Raglan.

Current weather here is mostly fine, 20C, dp14C, light winds, a few cumulus clouds around.
User avatar
Nev
Moderator
Posts: 6201
Joined: Tue 07/03/2006 15:24
Location: Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf
Has thanked: 465 times
Been thanked: 1052 times

Re: Thunder across NZ 20-22 December

Unread post by Nev »

jamie.haultain wrote: I thought it would be good to make a new topic for this and if one of the MODS could drag over yesterdays thunder posts to here.
Done! :-) Some nice pics there guys. _b
User avatar
Lacertae
Posts: 754
Joined: Thu 06/11/2008 06:12
Location: Waimairi Beach, Christchurch
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by Lacertae »

Yep, really cool shots ! <3
The Earth has music for those who listen.
jamie
Posts: 5906
Joined: Fri 25/02/2011 21:35
Location: Hamilton NZ
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 273 times
Contact:

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by jamie »

looking like it was yesterday at the same time. showers to my SW and hopefully something develops to my E again
User avatar
David
Posts: 7572
Joined: Sat 18/08/2007 21:02
Location: Howick, Auckland
Has thanked: 416 times
Been thanked: 817 times
Contact:

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by David »

Can see some shower clouds in Southwest Auckland area now. Perfect sunny day here today.
Image
spwill
Posts: 9894
Joined: Sun 29/06/2003 22:39
Location: Mt Eden Auckland
Has thanked: 830 times
Been thanked: 864 times

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by spwill »

Some heavy showers developed over South Auckland near the West Coat after 4pm, sea breeze convergence ( photo). I went for a drive along the Southern Motarway, showers look weaker now.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Tornado Tim
Moderator
Posts: 4920
Joined: Sun 19/10/2008 17:17
Location: Raglan, Waikato / Hillcrest, Hamilton
Has thanked: 102 times
Been thanked: 202 times
Contact:

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by Tornado Tim »

Seabreeze front just came over with the convergence line right over head ;)
Id wait a bit longer spwill, it seems around 6-7 PM that these showers get some kick.
NZAPStrike.net - NZ Aus Pacific Strike Network
User avatar
David
Posts: 7572
Joined: Sat 18/08/2007 21:02
Location: Howick, Auckland
Has thanked: 416 times
Been thanked: 817 times
Contact:

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by David »

Great picture spwill! Some pretty intense showers showing down in western Waikato.
5.05pm radar, for reference:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Image
jamie
Posts: 5906
Joined: Fri 25/02/2011 21:35
Location: Hamilton NZ
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 273 times
Contact:

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by jamie »

wow its identical to yesterday almost. about to get another evening of thunder going by the radar
Last edited by jamie on Wed 21/12/2011 18:08, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Richard
Posts: 8352
Joined: Tue 14/07/2009 07:32
Location: Medbury, Inland North Canterbury
Has thanked: 1638 times
Been thanked: 786 times

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by Richard »

The temps have really heated up here today in land so some gorgeous looking builds ups near the main divide,its only been since about 5.00pm that they have started to bubble up

Image
jamie
Posts: 5906
Joined: Fri 25/02/2011 21:35
Location: Hamilton NZ
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 273 times
Contact:

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by jamie »

bang! shes just really cranked up. gone from first gear into 3rd i think. gone from 1 strike/min to 15/min
User avatar
Tornado Tim
Moderator
Posts: 4920
Joined: Sun 19/10/2008 17:17
Location: Raglan, Waikato / Hillcrest, Hamilton
Has thanked: 102 times
Been thanked: 202 times
Contact:

Re: Thunder across NZ - Dec 20-22

Unread post by Tornado Tim »

sure has eh Jamie, instantly started dishing out CG's too, not the usual IC stuff first.
NZAPStrike.net - NZ Aus Pacific Strike Network
Locked