Heavy showers, thunder and hail is peppering parts of Canterbury today as a front moves north over the region.
Residents of Greendale, southwest of Darfield, have reported huge claps of thunder and lightning to NewstalkZB Christchurch.
Callers in to Chris Lynch on the morning show have also mentioned heavy rain over parts of Banks Peninsula and also over other parts of the Selwyn and Ashburton districts.
MetService earlier issued severe thunderstorm warnings for the area however Christchurch city was not specifically included in the warnings. hail was included in the statements along with thunder and lightning.
Showers are likely to continue this afternoon with the risk of thunder and hail for parts of Canterbury and temperatures dropping further.
on 30/04/2013 12:03am
Heaviest rain Ive ever seen in Canterbury . Live in New Brighton and its pelting down !
on 29/04/2013 11:51pm
Here in Christchurch some big claps on thunder so hopped in my car and did some amateur stormchasing headed up to the port hills unforturanty I forgot my camera so couldn’t get any photos but very heavy rain coming sideways like bullets some roads turning into rivers. not much lightning but still the best storm since spring. driveway here in cashmere under water right now and its not showing any sign of letting up. another clap of thunder just then. hope it hangs around i’ll get my camera