WeatherWatch.co.nz reader Melissa, of Waikanae, has uploaded these fantastic photos of the large hail that fell this afternoon.
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And these two photo (below) were sent in by Twitter user @AWoolleyJumper from Upper Hutt
on 9/07/2011 7:36pm
Looks more like hail you would see from the Midwest USA rather than NZ!
on 9/07/2011 10:38am
You can tell that they were going up and down in the cloud, possibly jostling to the side as well, to form those clusters showing what sort of strong updrafts that were occuring during the thunderstorm.