Rain was forecast for much of New Zealand today, including parts of Northland, where it rained briefly on at least three occasions in Whangarei, but did not amount to much volume-wise again.
This satellite imagery, taken yesterday shows there were very large ripples in the clouds across the eastern part of the lower North Island, as shown immediately below. The original satellite image is at http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/?subset=NewZealand.2014062.terra.250m.jpg
Below: What appear to be circular indentations in cloud to the east of the bottom of the South Island. Are they negative ion strikes, used to reduce the likelihood of rain falling?
Below: This fan-like shape of lines of cloud was to the east of the top of the South Island.