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Hail Hits Silverdale


Hail Hits Silverdale

Heavy showers developed over Waikato on Tuesday afternoon and moved northwards onto Auckland. Some of these showers were intense enough to contain hail. One hail shower came onto Silverdale out of a blue sky just after school closed. First of all there was a veil of heavy rain and then the hail. Within minutes it was over, plastering the ground as white as snow with hailstones.

“This was an awesome show of how quickly the weather can change”, commented MetService Weather Ambassador. “The showers were mentioned in the forecast and it only took them about two hours to grow once the sun had heated the ground to over sixteen degrees in Waikato. We were able to track these intense showers on our radar as they travelled northwards across Auckland.”

MetService is keeping the possibility of a thunderstorm in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon, but if the wind direction swings around to a southwesterly direction then conditions may prove to be too cool.

Attached file shows the MetService weather radar at 3:15pm on Tuesday with heavy rain over Orewa. Hail Hits Silverdale

Heavy showers developed over Waikato on Tuesday afternoon and moved northwards onto Auckland. Some of these showers were intense enough to contain hail. One hail shower came onto Silverdale out of a blue sky just after school closed. First of all there was a veil of heavy rain and then the hail. Within minutes it was over, plastering the ground as white as snow with hailstones.

“This was an awesome show of how quickly the weather can change”, commented MetService Weather Ambassador. “The showers were mentioned in the forecast and it only took them about two hours to grow once the sun had heated the ground to over sixteen degrees in Waikato. We were able to track these intense showers on our radar as they travelled northwards across Auckland.”

MetService is keeping the possibility of a thunderstorm in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon, but if the wind direction swings around to a southwesterly direction then conditions may prove to be too cool.

Attached file shows the MetService weather radar at 3:15pm on Tuesday with heavy rain over Orewa.

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