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Photos: Waterspouts form near Auckland's Waiheke Island amid thunderstorms

A line of thunderstorms currently affecting Waiheke Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf have produced waterspouts, helped along by the warmer waters of the Gulf.

"Some waterspouts about Waiheke this morning but we're not expecting any damaging tornadoes which accompany severe thunderstorms," MetService posted on Twitter.

"A few lightning strikes & heavy rain delivered by these moderate thunderstorms is still something to keep and eye on"

Watersprouts near Waiheke Island. Source: Viv Hall

Thunderstorms currently affecting Waiheke Island have produced a weak waterspout. Source: 1 NEWS

Waterspouts over Waiheke Island. Source: 1 NEWS