Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Extreme weather for New Zealand

Severe thunderstorms expected across North Island

2 January, 2018

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued across most of the North Island for Tuesday afternoon.

The combination of a warm humid day and light winds is set to produce scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
MetService says showers in Auckland are expected to "supercharge" into thunderstorms around midday, with surface flooding and heavy rain impacting driving conditions.

Convective showers are already bubbling up over Auckland - expect a few of these to 'supercharge' into thunderstorm cells around midday. You can keep an eye on their progression by looking out the window and on the rain radar
In the central North Island, rainfall is likely to reach 20 to 50mm per hour.
By Tuesday evening, the storms are expected to move towards the northern South Island.

Showers with possible thunderstorms and downpours for the shaded areas from midday. Keep updated with the rain radars.If any severe 🌩 warnings are issued today you will find them here

MetService says to "keep an eye on [thunderstorm] progression by looking out the window".

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