Cloud moving off northheastern parts of the North Island with a low pressure system is allowing gusty winds and heavy rain to ease. Cloud building over the lower South Island ahead of a front and trough is causing some light showers.
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:
16:56 EST Last night, as high pressure system was slowly tracked over the state, winds became light and skies clear.