Cloud crossing the South Island with a cold front is producing scattered showers in the north east, heaviest about Canterbury. Patchy low cloud over the North Island has now cleared as a ridge of high pressure strengthens.
In December 2014 we upgraded our lightning network to the latest in sensor technology as used by the world's leading meteorological agencies. This has resulted in changes and improvements to the lightning data you will now see. The main changes are:
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