Thick cloud over the North Island with a low pressure system and associated trough is triggering gusty winds and heavy rain, extending from Gisborne to Auckland to Taranaki. Speckled low cloud over the South Island with cold air and moist southerlies are generating 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: