General February Weather

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Re: General February Weather

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Beefy showers moving through home in Halswell. Plenty of energy in the atmosphere, hope that doesn't bode poorly for Hawkes Bay etc
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Glad you folks down south have had a bit of rain. Concerning forecast for Eastern regions (particularly Hawkes Bay) and looks like the possibility of some significant downpours in Auckland area according to some models. Still a lot of uncertainty less than 24 hours out though but looks like at least some areas will get a fair whack of rain. Hopefully it won't be the worst affected areas..
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There has been a few heavy showers amongst the light to moderate rain, but nothing out of the ordinary. People in the region are suffering low key PTSD with even just a heavy shower causing concern.
Hopefully not as bad as forecast as that would cause some problems for sure, such as rivers overflowing, or potentially more damages to bridges and most likely more landslides.
We watch and wait in Hawkes Bay, but one thing is for sure- horticulture and farming has taking one hell of a hit this summer.
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we are nervous, the area is certainly fragile.
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Really hope it isn't as bad as forecast for you guys down there and everything holds up okay..
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Re: General February Weather

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Looks as if our time here in Hawkes Bay helping with the cleanup (shovelling astonishing quantities of silt out of the Zeelandt brewery) is coming to an end. Everyone's been told to leave the Esk Valley now and to avoid driving tomorrow. Raining steadily in Napier now but not heavily just yet.
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Cloudy overnight and this morning with weather clearing to cold unstable conditions with various occasional showers moving across from the south this afternoon and evening, with winds freshening as well. Cold day with today's maximum only 15C. 3.2mm for today.
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Re: General February Weather

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Driving south from Rolleston right now through torrential showers
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Not much happening here at the moment. Let's see what develops this afternoon/evening
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Re: General February Weather

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Driving south from Rolleston right now ... al showers

Only a few brief showers in central areas of Chch since late yesterday afternoon - presumably the Banks Peninsula southeasterly flow rainshadow at work.
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Very isolated but short heavy showers about the region today, nice to have some sun now though.
Definitely a SE flow with most of the showers peppering around the city.
What was looking like a dry weekend now has a low and front moving back down the east coast for Sunday with brief steady falls from Ashburton northwards.
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Re: General February Weather

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Now there's been steady rain in central Chch for about 1 1/2 hours.
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Re: General February Weather

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tich wrote: Fri 24/02/2023 14:32 Now there's been steady rain in central Chch for about 1 1/2 hours.
Ironically sunny back here in Lincoln in that time. Reversal from yesterday
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Re: General February Weather

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Quite loud thunder here just now. Some rain arriving now.
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spwill wrote: Fri 24/02/2023 15:53 Quite loud thunder here just now. Some rain arriving now.
Thought I heard some distant noise, wasn't sure if it was thunder or not from the radar as the heavy stuff isn't that close yet
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Lightning here now, more thunder, close to overhead.
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The main rain storm looks north Auckland on the radar. Still only have light rain here.
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Re: General February Weather

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Getting some good solid rain here in Hobsonville Point, in the region of 25mm/hr at the moment, Thunder too, most lightning hidden in the murk
Edit - not too far away from going under the red blob on radar, rainfall rate now at 55mm/hr.
Now under red splodge, 141mm/hr rainfall rate. Hope it doesn't linger too long
Another few edits, 160mm/hr rate
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Re: General February Weather

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Concerning looking convergence line. Expecting we will hear of more flooding issues this evening in parts of Auckland unfortunately..
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Re: General February Weather

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Light rain here, more thunder and some lightning visible as we don't have too much low cloud here.
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Re: General February Weather

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Yep hearing that occasional thunder from here, not really getting any louder though. Just very light rain here so far.
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Re: General February Weather

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This line is looking pretty similar to the one that caused the floods a month ago... I guess one positive is there hasn't already been 100mm of rain immediately leading up to it..
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Re: General February Weather

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I see Waitakere recorded 44mm in the last hour via metservice.
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Re: General February Weather

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Thunder has stopped here now but we have mod to heavy rain now, West Auckland really catching it.
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Re: General February Weather

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We have had 100mm between 4 and 5pm, peak rainfall rate was 177mm/hr which was higher than the 27th Jan event.
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