New Zealand's meteorological agency, MetService, has reported that there were over thousands of lightning strikes across the country overnight, in th
New Zealand’s meteorological agency, MetService, has reported that there were over thousands of lightning strikes across the country overnight, in the North Island and South Island. There has been a lot of active or very convective weather across the country, which means thunderstorms were more likely. Today, there is a moderate risk of rainfall in parts of the North Island throughout the day. However, a high-pressure system forecast to arrive this weekend would bring much more settled weather with just a few showers around the country. Additionally, a snowfall warning for roads in Lindis Pass and Crown Range Road will expire at midday today.
A showery westerly flow covered the North Island overnight with thunderstorms in some places. Meanwhile cold southerlies surged northwards over the South Island https://t.co/prKU7NLNY1 ^PL pic.twitter.com/bm65xOPEtV— MetService (@MetService) May 10, 2023
SOUTHLAND/OTAGO – SEVERE WEATHER – 7:30AM— Waka Kotahi NZTA Otago & Southland (@WakaKotahiOS) May 10, 2023
Due to winter driving conditions, extra care is required on the state highways.
• SH6 Kingston to Lumsden
• SH8 Omarama to Tarras (Lindis Pass)
• SH94 Te Anau to Milford
• SH94 Te Anau to Mossburn ^JP pic.twitter.com/dWMMqBtfks