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Squalls and downpours across the Upper North Island

Plenty of squally downpours this morning as an occluded front passed over the upper North Island. Generally 10 to 50mm across the region but some areas had intense rainfall under embedded thunderstorm cells. One of those areas was around the Tāwharanui Peninsula, where a thunderstorm developed off the Gulf and scored a 100mm direct hit on parts of Omaha.

8:20am Radar of the intense thunderstorm over the Tāwharanui Peninsula

Here were the highest rainfall totals to 10:30am.

102mm Omaha 83mm Point Wells 83mm Pakiri 81mm Langs Beach 74mm Waipu 63mm Leigh 63mm Waioneke 53mm Swanson 52mm Green Bay 52mm Marsden Cove

Main centres

36mm Whangarei 35mm Auckland city 26mm Waiheke Island (Onetangi) 24mm Thames

Sources: Private and MetService weather stations

A Rangitoto sunbeam between the downpours

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