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haha , cloud porn
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Very heavy downpour in Albany 5 minutes ago.
I doubt the accuracy of the rainradar sometimes.
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Some thunder here from the w/sw
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Hearing distant thunder here. Sounds to the S
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Quite loud thunder here just now.
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Looks like the Canterbury radar is back running again.
Breezy NW wind here most of the day, reached 15.8deg max making for a nice in the garden.
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Richard wrote: Mon 24/08/2020 07:53 The malfunctioning radar showing the same small circular image that its been doing over the last week.
Screenshot_2020-08-24 National Rain Radar and Rainfall Maps - Metservice New Zealand.png
Seemed they have fixed it as all the dots have re=appeared around the Ashburton/Rakaia area.
....and showers showing up down here.
Thought it may of cleared after it stopped raining overnight and this morning, but the clagg today returned this afternoon.
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has the southland radar been updated too..seems to go further...the circle
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Radar didn't show this morning's rain in Lyttelton. Very useful for my new blueberry plants.
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Good to see the Rakaia radar working again, properly.
Could be a thunderstorm chance for Canterbury on Friday?
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The Tasman north west flow is bubbling away out there tonight off the NI. There will be some robust showers launching onto land during the night with the odd rumble.
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Rain overnight and this morning but clearing away and come out mild despite the cloud cover.
Thought it may clear up but low stratus moving across this afternoon and persisting to evening.
Light South to SE winds this afternoon
Today's maximum was 16.6C with 8.3mm of rain falling for today.
Good to see the Rakaia radar operating correctly this evening.
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Some more handy rain this morning with a clap of thunder. Now had 54mm since Thursday, up to 92mm for the month.
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150mm here month to date, so that is up past normal now for here
edit: very heavy shower here now with hail
that now makes 17mm since midnight with the beefy showers
this does look like a clearing shower and a wind change
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111mm to date in Grey Lynn this month. Front on Thursday afternoon has 500mb-29C, so something to watch out for.
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Cyclone Tracy wrote: Tue 25/08/2020 04:59 Some more handy rain this morning with a clap of thunder. Now had 54mm since Thursday, up to 92mm for the month.
My totals have been fairly similar to yours this year as far as I can recall. 9mm from heavy showers early this morning, bringing us to 62mm over the last 7 days, and up to 102mm for the month now.

Still need another 35mm to reach August average, but not looking like we'll get that much in the next week based on current modelling.
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We’re up to 238mm mtd and 698mm ytd. The Waitakere dams are now above 91% capacity but much more needed for the Hunua dams.
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78mm of rain since last Wednesday. Had a thunderstorm Saturday night and this morning too. More chances this week it seems.
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Coming onto good rain here at the moment when I thought It may be clearing?
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Tue 25/08/2020 13:19 Coming onto good rain here at the moment when I thought It may be clearing?
Nothing much here :(
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Re: General August Weather

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Most of it is, from here, inland, nothing much around Timaru or Ashburton.
Could be snowing up up in the high country with a good top up for the ski fields.
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Re: General August Weather

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Not sure we will get more than the 0.3mm rain so far from this. 4.5mm for the month.
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Showers at times in Akaroa, though dry early and midafternoon. No snow visible on hills, but a cold gusty southerly blowing.
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tich wrote: Tue 25/08/2020 16:54 , but a cold gusty southerly blowing.
Interesting? There has been no wind here with this rain although Timaru has been windy.
Calm or light variable for most of the day. :-k
Rain clearing away from about 6pm-ish, now becoming fine and frosty.
Interesting to see what sort of frost for tomorrow?
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A wet day here in Geraldine with a total of 10.6mm falling mostly this afternoon.
Not much wind, calm at times.
Today's maximum was 11.9C before it came onto rain this afternoon.
Rain, cloud etc, clearing away from later this evening with it becoming fine and frosty later this evening with it being minus 0.2C at 10pm.
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