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General April Weather

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As tomorrow is April Fools day, all weather will be cancelled until it resumes again o_O :rolleyes:
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Models suggest a hint of instability around Canterbury plains tomorrow evening. One to watch with a cold pool crossing in the evening.
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mikestormchaser wrote: ↑Sat 01/04/2023 09:18 Models suggest a hint of instability around Canterbury plains tomorrow evening. One to watch with a cold pool crossing in the evening.
Some storm development looks likely.
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What a difference 24 hours makes - it was 9C at 7am yesterday, 19C at 7am today
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TonyT wrote: ↑Sat 01/04/2023 10:35
mikestormchaser wrote: ↑Sat 01/04/2023 09:18 Models suggest a hint of instability around Canterbury plains tomorrow evening. One to watch with a cold pool crossing in the evening.
Some storm development looks likely.
......or clagg :-w
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A spell of moderate rain here this afternoon, clearing conditions from late afternoon. 6mm here. Convergence has come to life with heavy shower lines to the north of the city and in the Hauraki Gulf this evening but all slowly moving away to the east.
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Clagg overnight and this morning but clearing away late morning and around noon with the higher loud layer moving out to the east, to become a fine, pleasant sunny day with not much wind.
0.7mm of overthrow rain this morning. 20.4C for today.
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A bit of lightning out east Auckland tonight πŸ˜€
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Yes, observed quite a bit of thunder and lightning around eastern Waiheke and the Coromandel from about midnight last night.
Over 17mm here (sometimes heavy) in the last 18 hours or so.
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Southerly through here now and the forecasted (By me) clagg. Few spits of rain.
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^ ya, low grey fluffy cloud visible to the south now, rushing in from the coast.
Still sunny at the moment and 19.5Β°C, wind swinging through easterly quarter.
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Very heavy rain falling here right now, 12.5 degrees C
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Well, the few spits of rain from the clagg from the southerly change, developed into a quite substantial rainfall for today with 16.5mm recorded.
After a warmish morning, the grey skies of the afternoon developed into a cooling of the temperatures to the low teens from today's maximum of 22C.
10C at 10pm.
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mikestormchaser wrote: ↑Sat 01/04/2023 09:18 Models suggest a hint of instability around Canterbury plains tomorrow evening. One to watch with a cold pool crossing in the evening.
Well called, heavy rain in Halswell last 30 minutes, looks slow moving too
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Hooray. According to the latest MS Monthly forecast Prediction for April,La Nina has gone. No doubt the North Island will be relieved.
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: ↑Mon 03/04/2023 17:53 Hooray. According to the latest MS Monthly forecast Prediction for April,La Nina has gone. No doubt the North Island will be relieved.
We had a good April here last year under La Nina, the average maximum at Mangere was 21.9C-min 13.5C, 193hrs sunshine , 23mm of rain.
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Rain/drizzle overnight cleared away this morning with it becoming fine and sunny with a blue dome afternoon eventuating. Cool NE wind this afternoon keeping today's maximum temperature at 16.2C.
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spwill wrote: ↑Mon 03/04/2023 22:24
NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: ↑Mon 03/04/2023 17:53 Hooray. According to the latest MS Monthly forecast Prediction for April,La Nina has gone. No doubt the North Island will be relieved.
We had a good April here last year under La Nina, the average maximum at Mangere was 21.9C-min 13.5C, 193hrs sunshine , 23mm of rain.
Could be good April again this year now that the last months of La Nina have gone delivering all that wet weather over the North Island.
Might be an interesting spring here if El Nino develops?
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: ↑Tue 04/04/2023 17:56
spwill wrote: ↑Mon 03/04/2023 22:24

We had a good April here last year under La Nina, the average maximum at Mangere was 21.9C-min 13.5C, 193hrs sunshine , 23mm of rain.
Could be good April again this year now that the last months of La Nina have gone delivering all that wet weather over the North Island.
Might be an interesting spring here if El Nino develops?
April can be a boring weather month. There might be some interesting weather early-mid next week with a big Tasman system in the modelling, see how this looks in a couple of days.
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A generally fine blue dome day with winds from between south and east.
20.3C maximum for today.
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Incredible sunset last night. Still volcanic impact from Tonga. Amazing.
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Gusty NW winds here at the moment, 18.7 degrees C.
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A generally fine and mild day here with some scattered mid-range cloud.
Hardly any wind and a maximum of 19.4C.
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Looking at Easter weather for Auckland, some rain spreads down from the north this afternoon/ evening. There has been a lot of model variation for Friday and Saturday, currently EC suggests a mainly dry Friday with a few showers Saturday , GFS mainly dry both days. Sunday mainly dry but both models bring rain and thunderstorms into Auckland late Sunday. Easter Monday is mainly fine and humid but with isolated afternoon showers/possible thunderstorm.
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15C with light rain here this afternoon, on the cool side for April.
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