We’ve had severe thunderstorms, tornados, waterspouts, funnel clouds, torrential rain and beautiful peaceful evenings. Clouds have been a major part of our summer weather this year and while it’s easy to think of the gloomy side to cloudy weather, these photos show the spectacular side to summer clouds.
Our thanks to all our readers who have sent in many photos recently.
This was taken from our house looking N/E at about 7pm. Uploaded by: Gary Powell Date: 16th Feb, 2012
Caught this while filming South Auckland storm cell – from Mt Wellington. Friday 17 Feb 2012 Uploaded by: Brendan Quaife Date: 17th Feb, 2012
Hilltop, Taupo around 10 pm overlooking the lake. Thunderstorm had hit the town earlier that afternoon with heavy rain showers. Uploaded by: Helgi A. Alfredsson Date: 16th Feb, 2012
Uploaded by: Mike Condon Date: 17th Feb, 2012
Uploaded by: Chris Mas Date: 17th Feb
Afterschool; This photo was edited so you could see the clouds better; Uploaded by: Austin Soriano Date: 15th Feb, 2012
WOW such a amazing thing to be able to see with my own two eyes as we were driving over the Auckland harbour bridge at about 4.30-5.00pm today – just amazing thats all i can really say. Uploaded by: Laura Tate Date: 15th Feb, 2012
Cloud rises from the valley to the top of the Waitakere Ranges at 8:12:PM. An unusual sight! Uploaded by: Zelda Wynn Date: 17th Feb, 2012
5:23PM; Uploaded by: Austin Soriano Date: 17th Feb, 2012
No rain or thunder for us, it passed us by completely, but caused chaos 5 minutes away. Uploaded by: Laura Jerome Date: 17th Feb, 2012
Black skies, black aeroplane. An Air NZ “All Black” Airbus A320 arriving at Auckland. Uploaded by: Mike Condon Date: 16th Feb, 2012
Uploaded by: Julia Wehner Date: 9th Feb, 2012
Early evening cloud after a perfect January day. Uploaded by: Linda McDonald Date: 30th Jan, 2012
Beautiful sunset over the beach Uploaded by: Lindy PAYNE Date: 10th Feb, 2012
Sunset in Pakuranga east Auckland Uploaded by: Jon Graham Date: 23rd Jan, 201
Beautiful sunset at Half Moon Bay, Auckland Uploaded by: Rodney Chan Date: 9th Feb, 2012
Taken from 19th Floor apartment in Auckland CBD facing out East towards Mission Bay and Okahu Bay…. Uploaded by: Sian Halliwell Date: 9th Feb, 2012
Impressive sight from New Lynn looking over Avondale Racecourse. Taken at 4:11:PM Uploaded by: Zelda Wynn Date: 15th Feb, 2012
Funnel Cloud High Altitude Low Light Kelston West Auckland 8.20pm 17Feb2012(SWARM) Uploaded by: Evan More Date: 17th Feb, 2012
Tornado last monday night looking towards hamliton Uploaded by: Colin Krippner Date: 12th Dec, 2012
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on 22/02/2012 7:39pm
Fantastic photo’s! A big thankyou to all the photographers for sharing them with us all.
WW, that dapply cloud in Linda McDonald and Julia Wehners photo’s has always fascinated me. I have seen it alot at BOP. In fact, I reckon I have seen it here more than I saw it at Taranaki. What makes it develop like that?
on 21/02/2012 6:59pm
Would be nice to know when and where Gary Powell’s first pic of that impressive funnel cloud was taken?
on 21/02/2012 7:34pm
Hi there, Gary’s photo was taken from Taupo’s big thunderstorm
on 21/02/2012 7:46am
Did you say NZ weather or Auckland Weather? I think I read wrong.
on 21/02/2012 4:34am
Awesome selection – thanks for posting them!