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  • David: yes, the dry continues here as well Jenny
    May 14, 2016, 10:38:02 AM
  • David: 6mm so far this month.
    May 14, 2016, 10:38:11 AM
  • ato2: 10mm for New Plymouth airport
    May 14, 2016, 04:55:20 PM
  • Rwood: May so far for NZ has been by far the warmest on record. Locally in W'gton city quite a few nights have not dropped below 15C.
    May 14, 2016, 06:29:36 PM
  • ato2: Yes, it is an amazing year, for sure.
    May 15, 2016, 09:14:05 AM
  • David: we have not been below 10C all month so far in Auckland
    May 15, 2016, 10:04:24 AM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 15 deggrees, fine with a moderate NW wind
    May 15, 2016, 01:08:57 PM
  • Babs: Another fine day just coming to an end with a nice sunset...
    May 15, 2016, 05:37:15 PM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, Cloudy with a moderate NW wind, 15 degrees
    May 16, 2016, 07:43:48 AM
  • ato2: New Plymouth: 17 degrees at 8am, light W, sunny, some cloud
    May 16, 2016, 08:39:49 AM
  • Babs: Wet and windy on our hilltop
    May 16, 2016, 01:56:38 PM
  • ato2: No sunshine now- turned very dark, a bit of lightning and some thunder
    May 16, 2016, 04:27:00 PM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - A pretty decent day untill late avo, second peel of thunder just now, nice flashies lighting up the clouds
    May 16, 2016, 09:02:18 PM
  • Wolfie33: Well that was short lived, all the action has moved off NE, the odd weak flash now, 6mm rain with some hail in the mix.
    May 16, 2016, 09:55:35 PM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt,8 degrees, dull and breezy
    May 17, 2016, 07:34:14 AM
  • ato2: New Plymouth: actual snow fell on Mt Taranaki! First of the season. The mountain has been bare of snow for weeks.
    May 17, 2016, 09:16:18 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Cloudy early, now sunny & calm, the odd cloud patch 18°
    May 17, 2016, 09:32:28 AM
  • ato2: Media seemed to make a beat up of last nights event- at least for our area. A little bit of rain, a few bangs, moderate to strong gusts of wind.
    May 17, 2016, 06:28:37 PM
  • intrepid: Its just gone 7 pm and we are already down to 6 degs!
    May 17, 2016, 07:09:29 PM
  • Rwood: well overdue for a cold night ...
    May 17, 2016, 07:28:25 PM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 11 degrees, overcast with a moderate NW wind
    May 18, 2016, 07:39:45 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Have had the best of the day, now grey & calm, a cold feeling 11°
    May 18, 2016, 09:14:32 AM
  • Wolfie33: I was wrong, best of the day was 2.30pm - 4pm, sunny!! Drizzle/rain from 10.30, about 40 mins of Flash & Boom from 1.30pm
    May 18, 2016, 06:19:04 PM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 11 degrees, fine with a light NW wind
    May 19, 2016, 07:43:56 AM
  • ato2: New Plymouth: 16 degrees at 8am, moderate westerly, sunny, odd dark cloud.
    May 19, 2016, 08:13:16 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Brighter earlier, now sun/cloud mix, light W'ly airs & 16°
    May 19, 2016, 09:15:07 AM
  • Babs: Clear but for how long, oh and breezy too
    May 20, 2016, 07:27:51 AM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 12 degrees, fine and breezy
    May 20, 2016, 07:36:45 AM
  • mark: 8.2c and cloudy and no wind in bishopdale chch
    May 20, 2016, 07:46:48 AM
  • ato2: Mild, moderately windy day in New Plymouth but it has darkened up in the last few minutes.
    May 20, 2016, 03:23:20 PM
  • Babs: Very very wet here tonight on our hilltop
    May 20, 2016, 07:36:30 PM
  • mark: Riining at 9mm/hour in Bishopdale chch and air temp 9c.
    May 20, 2016, 07:50:36 PM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, cloudy with a NW wind, 11 degrees
    May 21, 2016, 07:43:02 AM
  • ato2: New Plymouth: 15 degrees at 7.30am, not much wind, sunshine with cloud. Around 8mm overnight, some thunder
    May 21, 2016, 07:49:42 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - 15mm rain early, now in a nice clear sunny patch, calm & cloud all horizons, clearer out west
    May 21, 2016, 09:36:31 AM
  • Rwood: Significant rain yesterday but nothing special. This month is running ahead of avaergae but YTD still in significant deficit.
    May 21, 2016, 09:43:35 AM
  • Rwood: So muhc for the SSE gales and rain promised for us - looks like a non-event now, haven't had one of those for a long time anyway.
    May 21, 2016, 09:44:26 AM
  • ato2: Got around 10mm overnight in New Plymouth
    May 21, 2016, 10:40:21 AM
  • David: We got 10mm rain in 10 minutes around midnight, very heavy. Was plenty of thunder around also
    May 21, 2016, 11:03:50 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - occasional Flash/Boom happening here, loud rolling claps, bit of rain last half hour
    May 21, 2016, 05:42:10 PM
  • Wolfie33: Had a lull for an hour or so, now more flashie/boomie & rain, pretty much overhead, I'm clasping my bowels!
    May 21, 2016, 08:07:01 PM
  • Babs: Clear cold and calm 9 degrees
    May 22, 2016, 07:53:01 AM
  • Rwood: At this point, the original weekend forecast for Wellington has proved to be one of the most inaccurate I've seen in about 50 years of monitoring them.
    May 22, 2016, 09:06:54 AM
  • Rwood: Rain anf northerly gales followed by rian and southerly gales was the prediction for days o end - and absolutley nothing has happened.
    May 22, 2016, 09:07:41 AM
  • Rwood: *and* *rain* *of* partly cloudy and near-calm yesterday, clear skies and calm to start today. Only a few hours for MetService (and any copycats) to redeem themselves in.
    May 22, 2016, 09:09:01 AM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 9 degrees, fine and sunny
    May 22, 2016, 09:18:52 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Great morning .. after last night. Sunny, mostly clear, light cooling W'ly & 17°
    May 22, 2016, 10:26:34 AM
  • intrepid: Kelson - chilly start to day (7degs) now up to 12degs. Still and calm. Sun is still shining.
    May 22, 2016, 10:35:46 AM
  • Babs: You might get your wish yet Rupert as its getting dark and murky over the city
    May 22, 2016, 10:56:48 AM
  • Martin4Jay: Good morning cloudy start and mild 14c Taunton UK
    May 22, 2016, 08:20:10 PM
  • mark: Crown Range Road is this evening closed after heavy snowfall
    May 22, 2016, 08:44:03 PM
  • intrepid: Kelson got down to 2.3 degs last night!
    May 23, 2016, 05:47:37 AM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 4 degrees, overcast and calm
    May 23, 2016, 07:43:31 AM
  • ato2: New Plymouth: 8 degrees at 8am...some sunshine, very humid air, not much wind. Feels cold for the first time since some time last year!
    May 23, 2016, 08:22:29 AM
  • Babs: Its freezing but blue sky is slowly appearing very calm
    May 23, 2016, 09:05:36 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Nice clear start & 4.4 @ 7.42, now increasing cloud, calm & 18°
    May 23, 2016, 10:17:58 AM
  • TokWW: Cold all day today - Tokoroa, a Low of 1.2ºC and a high of just 9.5ºC, rain has arrived this afternoon as well.  Unpleasant outside.
    May 23, 2016, 03:51:49 PM
  • Martin4Jay: Breezy and sunny 14c Taunton UK
    May 23, 2016, 07:57:00 PM
  • Weebub: Hunua - 10.3deg outside, showery but negligible wind where we are. Been a dismal cold wet day today and looks the same for tomorrow.
    May 23, 2016, 07:59:48 PM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 8 degrees, steady rain overnight,dull and calm
    May 24, 2016, 07:36:09 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - All but overcast, light W airs, 5.7mm early & 14°
    May 24, 2016, 09:33:43 AM
  • Babs: Clearing and calm and cool
    May 24, 2016, 10:16:01 AM
  • ato2: Humid, damp, 15 degrees, not much wind in New Plymouth
    May 24, 2016, 03:23:01 PM
  • mark: Coldest day of the year in Bishopdale chch at 10.8c.
    May 24, 2016, 05:08:45 PM
  • Babs: Wet and cold and half the electric blanket died last night,  guess who's half?
    May 24, 2016, 07:09:33 PM
  • David: if it was your half, I'm guessing it's not anymore :p
    May 24, 2016, 07:32:39 PM
  • Babs: Haha guess again
    May 24, 2016, 07:48:27 PM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - brief thunder squall just passing, lot of flash not much boom, 10mm in 20 mins, temp down from 18 to 14
    May 24, 2016, 08:24:45 PM
  • intrepid: Lots of thunder and lightning last night....and 40mm/hr rain!
    May 25, 2016, 05:46:34 AM
  • mark: Cloudy 6c with a light Southwest wind in Bishopdale chch.
    May 25, 2016, 06:08:11 AM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 10 degrees, a night full of thunder, lighting, heavy rain and strong winds
    May 25, 2016, 07:41:08 AM
  • Babs: And it's still rumbling away,  is this winter do you think?
    May 25, 2016, 08:51:29 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Mostly cloudy, the odd shower/sunny spell, breezy NNW's & 17°
    May 25, 2016, 09:35:18 AM
  • Babs: Agghhh more hail,  more heavy rain,  more thunder and more wind
    May 25, 2016, 02:09:06 PM
  • Rwood: No, it's just "bad" weather, which was rtaher overdue anyway.
    May 25, 2016, 06:36:43 PM
  • Martin4Jay: Sunny periods and breezy also its cooler 11c Taunton UK
    May 25, 2016, 07:39:29 PM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, 12 degrees, dull, and a moderate NW wind
    May 26, 2016, 07:38:18 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Nice clear skies above & west, cloudy over the ranges & out NE, hint of a breeze & 18°
    May 26, 2016, 09:19:21 AM
  • ato2: New Plymouth: sunny, moderate wind, 17 degrees at 11am
    May 26, 2016, 11:29:30 AM
  • JennyLeez: Sunny and warm over upper East Coast. That sure is really bad weather Babs, I hope it has past now. We are lucky up here, rarely hear thunder. Those heavy clouds always head out to sea before hitting us.
    May 26, 2016, 11:53:58 AM
  • Babs: Was a bit surprising for Wellington we don't get very many thunderstorms with large bits of hail,  bit we did have a wonderful summer and early  autumn
    May 26, 2016, 12:01:23 PM
  • Martin4Jay: Sunny morning and warm 16c also its breezy Taunton UK
    May 26, 2016, 08:23:44 PM
  • Rwood: That thunderstorm was a very rare event here. First major one I've heard in the city for over 10 years.
    May 26, 2016, 08:36:50 PM
  • Babs: At the moment it's to dark to see what is happening weather-wise but it sounds very quiet.  More thunderstorms forecast for us this weekend? watch this space folks!
    May 27, 2016, 05:46:03 AM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, Cloudy and calm
    May 27, 2016, 07:39:14 AM
  • mark: frist air frost for the year last night at -0.5c but now it cloudy with no wind and 3c in Bishopdale chch.
    May 27, 2016, 08:13:24 AM
  • ato2: Overnight low of 14
    May 27, 2016, 08:27:23 AM
  • ato2: *oops, my bad....currently 15 degrees in New Plymouth- pretty much been that way since midnight. A bit of sunshine, some cloud...showers at some stage, no doubt
    May 27, 2016, 08:28:40 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Partly clear, sunny at times, calm & 18°
    May 27, 2016, 09:32:20 AM
  • ato2: Got 18 degrees in New Plymouth. Some sunshine but then light rain set in just now
    May 27, 2016, 05:45:11 PM
  • intrepid: Kelson - steady rain all night. steady 3.6 - 10.8mm/hr.  23.4mm rain already since last night!!
    Today at 07:03:31 AM
  • Phil: Belmont, Lower Hutt, steady rain here to 27.8mm overnight, calm
    Today at 07:54:38 AM
  • mark: 20mm rain over night air temp 6c and a light soutwest wind in Bishopdale chch.
    Today at 08:18:32 AM
  • ato2: New Plymouth: 17 degrees, pretty much the overnight low. Currently dry, light breeze only, hint of sunshine.
    Today at 08:51:04 AM
  • ato2: Quite sunny now
    Today at 10:28:52 AM
  • Wolfie33: Opotiki - Grey blustery & damp, warm overnight, 44mm, NE-NW breezies, 16°.
    Today at 10:59:01 AM
  • Wolfie33: Lucky you ato2  :D
    Today at 10:59:28 AM
  • ato2: We got a fair dolop of rain overnight, Wolfie33 but no evidence of the +140 hm/hr wind gusts met Service went on about
    Today at 11:44:35 AM
  • Wolfie33: Brightened late morning, nice avo with scattered cloud & 2/3 decent sunny spells, & mostly clear above & west right now, humph!
    Today at 05:27:57 PM
  • Martin4Jay: Cloudy and mild 17c this morning thunder is forecast for us in the SW Taunton UK
    Today at 07:58:22 PM

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