Patchy cloud over the North Island in moist onshore winds is producing a few showers. Bright cloud over the lower South Island with a trough and front is causing areas of light rain. Skies are clearer elsewhere due to a weak ridge of high pressure.
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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