Severe thunderstorm watch issued for inland Gisborne

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MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for inland Gisborne this afternoon and tonight.

Rainfall of 25 to 40 millimetres per hour is possible, and there could also be hail of up to 15mm in diameter — the size of a ten cent piece.

Humid conditions over the North Island are likely to lead to thunderstorms developing this afternoon and evening.

MetService said some of these could become severe around inland Gisborne, the ranges of Hawke’s Bay, northern Manawatu/Tararua District, south-east Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo and eastern Taihape.

The long-range forecast for Gisborne also shows the rain will be back next week but temperatures look steady in the mid 20s, with overnight lows dipping down to 15 degrees.

MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for inland Gisborne this afternoon and tonight.

Rainfall of 25 to 40 millimetres per hour is possible, and there could also be hail of up to 15mm in diameter — the size of a ten cent piece.

Humid conditions over the North Island are likely to lead to thunderstorms developing this afternoon and evening.

MetService said some of these could become severe around inland Gisborne, the ranges of Hawke’s Bay, northern Manawatu/Tararua District, south-east Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo and eastern Taihape.

The long-range forecast for Gisborne also shows the rain will be back next week but temperatures look steady in the mid 20s, with overnight lows dipping down to 15 degrees.

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