Thick cloud over much of the South Island with a Tasman low is generating showers, heaviest over the west and north under a moist northerly flow. Thick cloud with an associated front is generating isolated showers over the Bay of Plenty.
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:
09:42 EDT This morning's showers no longer threaten to rain on the Mardi Gras parade.