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Amazing Photo: Thursday’s southerly change in Wellington

Incoming!  This photo, captured on an iPhone by Rebecca Downes, shows the southerly change that arrived in Wellington on Thursday afternoon.  The photo was taken from Lyall Bay.

While the front wasn’t as dramatic as Tuesday’s hail and thunderstorm Thursday’s cold change did still bring pockets of hail and thunder – and a dramatic wall of cloud.

Thanks for the great photo Rebecca – and if you have any spring photos to send in, simply click here!



westcoast on 16/09/2011 12:59am

snaps from phones have come a long way from the grainy images of old!!

Guest on 16/09/2011 12:18am

Hey WW Admin, this is not a wall cloud, a wall cloud is a lowering underneath a thunderstorm that rotates and could indicate a tornado is developing, this is just a shelf cloud or gust front which is cool/cold outflow from a thunderstorm.

WW Forecast Team on 16/09/2011 2:11am

Hi there, you’re quite correct – was actually a typo and was supposed to say “wall OF cloud”.  Will fix shortly!

– WWadmin

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