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More than 4500 lightning strikes hit New Zealand in 24 hours



You may be forgiven if you think the country is stuck in a music video with AC / DC with all the lightning strikes that hit the weekend.

Today, at 24 am to 6 am, the country has been stunned by more than 4500 lightning strikes, as torrential rains and thunderstorms have spread over the nation.

The area of ​​the western southern island carries the weight of turbulent weather, with a rain of 200 mm falling over 24 hours.

A lightning strike in Levin was caught by the camera when he hit a village for retirement, with the smoke rising from the roof just after the blow.

The impact came with a deafening thunderous crack that knocks about 10 seconds after the bolt hit the roof.

The Air New Zealand spokeswoman said a flight from Wellington to Dunedin was turned off this morning due to a thunderstorm.

The spokesman said the planes were designed with this scenario.

The wild and damp weather conditions have caused chaos this morning, flooding many parts of Wellington when the capital's gusts reached 117 km / h.

Everywhere else temperatures ranged between 22C in Masterton on Saturday to -3C at night in Timaru on Thursday.

Over the weekend, many experienced long periods of sunlight and a clear sky, including in Auckland yesterday before the rain arrived today.

In anticipation of the upcoming week, MetService predicts numerous weather systems that run over New Zealand.

Meteorologist Hanna Mose said the western winds are pushing a low-pressure system after another across the country, which means that there is currently a more volatile time.

The next front will move across the country from late Monday and Tuesday, while another is expected Wednesday and another at the end of Thursday.

"It's not all bad, between these passing weather systems we are likely to see some clear skies," Miss said.

"And ski areas will appreciate the cooler temperatures and precipitations, adding their snow bases."

Sunshine will be in the mix for some areas, but it looks like a week full of domestic activities for kids kiwi on school vacations.


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