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Christchurch hit by freak hailstorm

 “A spectacular light show”

That’s how one Cantab described tonight’s thunderstorms as they rumbled through Christchurch early this evening.

Heavy rain and marble sized hail were reported with these storms.  As well as some brilliant lightning.

Additional thunderstorms are possible tonight, especially before 10pm.

Homepage image/ Zelda Wynn

Weatherwatch.co.zn Analyst Howard Joseph

Comments

Dave on 4/09/2012 7:07pm

Havnt seen one of these in several years .Last time was when we had long hot summers .
Maybe we will get one again and not hear so much crap about global warming cos it aint happening in Christchurch !

Guest on 4/09/2012 9:12pm

Its the weatherpattern currently,el nino/SW/NW flows allow chch and the east have warm and also more stormy weather wheres in Auckland its downright bland,the opposite more in general E/N la nina patterns.

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