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2009 Top 10 photos “Storm Gallery”

Our favourite 10 photos from the Storm Gallery this year, in no particular order…this was the toughest one out of all the galleries – just overwhelmed with so many fantastic images!

Waterspout at Opotiki
This photo was taken at about 7.30am on Wednesday morning just off Waiotahi Beach in Opotiki. A couple of hours later the same stretch of coast was threatened by a tsunami!  It hit shore lifting driftwood and debris all over the place.  Uploaded by: Warwick Tilley  Date: 30th Sep, 2009

Distant Lightning
Distant lightning early in the west (Auckland) this evening.  Uploaded by: Simon Williams Date: 26th Aug, 2009

Cook Strait Breakers
Waves breaking over the rocks at the entrance to Island Bay in Wellington at the height of the May 23 southerly storm. Uploaded by: Sam Hall Date: 23rd May, 2009

Waterspout off Maketu
Amazing waterspout captured off the Maketu coastline, Bay of Plenty. Uploaded by: Kim Easther
Date: 11th May, 2009




Half a Storm
I saw this amazing sight where half the sky was black clouds, thunder and lightning, and the other half blue skys. Uploaded by: Liz Quilty Date: 13th Jan, 2009.

Storm From Orewa
Taken around 11pm from Orewa Beach Uploaded by: Jason Searle Date: 14th Jan, 2009

Lightning over Coromandel ranges
This pic was taken just north of the Kopu bridge near Thames at aprox 8pm after seeing a large CB forming.   Uploaded by: Philip Brewer  Date: 14th Jan, 2009



Ocean Beach Rd, Mt Maunganui 
Mt Maunganui turns into a winter nightmare due to a massive and sudden hail storm.  Taken at 12.30pm Uploaded by: Raewyn Pamplin Date: 11th May, 2009

Plane landing before storm
Beating the storm!  A small Air New Zealand plane lands at Auckland International Airport ahead of a sudden thunderstorm.  Uploaded by: Simon Williams  Date: 8th May, 2009
Auckland lightning storm
Light show above the Hauraki Gulf Uploaded by: Harry Follas Date: 14th Jan, 2009



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