Hail and thun­der­storm pelt Auck­land

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Auck­land: A mas­sive cloud is loom­ing over parts of West Auck­land in New Zealand, bring­ing with it hail up to the size of coins as well as thun­der­storms. Te Atatu Penin­sula was pelted with hail­stones about the size of large peas at about 1pm, WeatherWatch head an­a­lyst Philip Dun­can said. Sim­i­lar weather con­di­tions were re­ported in iso­lated ar­eas fur­ther west, such as the Waitakere Ranges and He­lensville. And When­u­a­pai res­i­dents ex­pe­ri­enced thun­dery down­pours yes­ter­day af­ter­noon. Mr Dun­can said sea breezes had brought in the wild weather and other parts of the re­gion were likely to see sim­i­lar con­di­tions yes­ter­day.

“It’s drift­ing east­ward as it’s de­vel­oped. It will change ev­ery 30 min­utes. “These hail show­ers had been mov­ing up the coun­try since Fri­day. But this [shower] hap­pened so quickly.” New Zealand Her­ald

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