Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Definitely thunder!
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Very close lightning and thunder just then. Heavy rain too.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Some amazing thunder rumbles in Auckland CBD at the moment..
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Lots of thunder and lightning here…
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Some very clear waveforms coming in from the detectors, indicates the Lightning has a more stronger amplitude :)
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Heaps of elevated thunder here, and a tropical downpour! Had about 15mm in less than 20 minutes, eased to moderate rain now.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Inbound air traffic in holding patterns at the moment at Auckland Airport. Departures seem unaffected.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Hourly rain totals across Auckland just now, from Metservice "Your Weather"
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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:yum: Terrific thunder been happening here over the past 20 mins, which has been building to a crescendo. Last clap made me jump and the lightning has been so bright it makes one blink!
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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David wrote:Heaps of elevated thunder here, and a tropical downpour! Had about 15mm in less than 20 minutes, eased to moderate rain now.
Yeah, up to 15.5mm here with most of that in the last hour or so. Best T-storm here for quite some time. Here's a later view of Ricky's Boltek…
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Heard that, nice big deep Thunder coming closer from the NW... Hamilton should get this about half an hour or so....
Strikes being picked up on Blitzortung.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Dang.I am on a shopping mall with kids and missed it
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Crap, a +CG just landed around 200 meters from me! I think something has got severely zapped. (There is hardly any rain around here atm)
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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My brother had his phone and modem blown in Ramarama by lighting on top of them
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Today has been all elevated thunder and certainly not the forecast convergent surface thunder out west.

Another welcome 10mm here though. Never complain of that during the summer and being able to hear thunder again is a treat.

Mind you now that I look at the radar loop it appears the convergent thunder out west is only getting started now. It will lack power though, no heating here today.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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The western convergence showers are there now over North Auckland/Northland, some heavy showers isolated thunder occurring. Something to watch next 2 or 3 hrs. Weather is trying to brighten here now, tomorrow will be a much brighter day.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is to cover the surface-based storms moving in from the west now which may echo-train and produce high rainfall, not the elevated storms that have been affecting much of the country through the day and were quite mobile.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Was 3 degrees cooler than forecast today, humidity has been around 90% all day though. Hoping to see the sun tomorrow... it's been a while!
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Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Humid air has moved in over Akl now,
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Low overcaste and misty here in Grey Lynn with the dewpoint on 19C.

Looking like surface heating not eventuating for those surface based storms. Really needed to see some proper heating and a lift in the temperatures to fire them up. A pity as the upper atmosphere is explosively unstable today!
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Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Thanks for that weather watcher.

Getting heavy rain here ATM. Odd flash and bang going on too.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Sun came out orewa at 4pm.impressive cb line developed in land then moved over here wih tropical like downpour just after 6pm
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Another 24mm here yesterday, followed by low fog last night.

Some impressive 24 hr rainfall totals ℅ MS yesterday from coastal East Coromandel to East Cape:

79mm - Whitianga Airport
133mm - Golden Valley (Waihi)
89mm - Tauranga Airport
121mm - Whakatane Airport
135mm - Hicks Bay
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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I noticed the environment Waikato sites on the Coromandal had got big totals. 160mm at the Pinnacles yesterday. 380mm there since the weekend.

Sun finally starting to break through the clouds this morning.
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Re: Nth Tasman Low - Dec 16-18

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Nev wrote:Another 24mm here yesterday, followed by low fog last night.
I got a little bit more rain than you yesterday with 28.4mm, thanks to a period of rain in the evening.
The sun has remained elusive so far today, cloudy with some drizzle showers. Humid 21C.
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