Like many other Aucklanders a flash of flight followed by a big boom startled me an hour ago. A dramatic thunderstorm continues to rumble across north eastern suburbs of Auckland and I’m certain residents will be treated to a spectacular display of lightning to the east a little later on.
Coupled with this slow moving thunderstorm is another active band moving in later on tonight for most western regions north of Taranaki.
While the thunderstorm was moving away from my house I snapped a few photos below of the wildly changing clouds above me. If you have photos – please upload them here.
Philip Duncan – head weather analyst.
An eerie orange glow – caused by the setting sun reflecting light of the white tops of the clouds. Everything green seemed to ‘glow’ like it was fluorescent.
The sky looked like a stormy sea.
A gap in the cloud cover showed this huge CB cloud above.
Another gap in the clouds.
The main thunderstorm front heading towards the North Shore from Waitakere.