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!
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 early in the west (Auckland) this evening. Uploaded by: Simon Williams Date: 26th Aug, 2009
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
Amazing waterspout captured off the Maketu coastline, Bay of Plenty. Uploaded by: Kim Easther
Date: 11th May, 2009
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.
Taken around 11pm from Orewa Beach Uploaded by: Jason Searle Date: 14th Jan, 2009
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