Taranaki is tonight being blasted by a dramatic electrical storm that is seeing lightning flashes every few seconds, loud thunder, torrential rain and hail says our New Plymouth reporter Greg Taylor.
The thunderstorms started earlier this evening and show no signs of letting up with further rain bands marching in.
WeatherWatch.co.nz warns flash and surface flooding are “highly likely” in some areas tonight, especially in northern parts of Taranaki, facing the Tasman Sea.
on 14/05/2010 1:55pm
Passing through Tauranga just now, some good rumbles, flashes and heavy rain. Love it.
on 14/05/2010 10:54am
Yeah it’s really bad here we had calm then massive fork lightning then calm then torrential rain fork lightning then gales lashed us then calm and then it really fined up then boom thunder then howling gales then torrential rain, at the moment 10:54 it’s calm but lightning to the north of us (New Plymouth) this is as bad as it gets and looking at the radar this is gunna be worse than what we just had im sure of it it’s mild though 18 degrees now
on 14/05/2010 10:33am
OMG, we were right about to have a tornado hail the size of rocks, temprature drop, Wind, Lighting like crazy, it passed and luckily the temprature rose again. Whoa uber creepy