Thunderstorms and hail rumbled across Christchurch and surrounding areas early Tuesday afternoon.
Unstable weather conditions produced large showers across Canterbury however the thunderstorms eased quickly into the afternoon and moved offshore.
At its peak the Lightning Tracker at WeatherWatch.co.nz detected 81 strikes mostly around Canterbury within 1 hour. Photos below…
“Great hail storm in Hagley Park at luncthime. Overhead loud thunder and lightning. Pea sized hail turned the golf links white. Photo shows departing stormcloud as it moved to the east of the city” – caption & images / Tony Sharpe.
on 22/09/2009 5:44pm
Hi Phil and crew,
Broken Cbs produce 2.0 mm of rain around 12:55pm yesterday…no hail reported and no thunder heard here…wind had been light to mod SSW all morning; whole system moved eastwards over city, with scattered showers lasting until early evening …cf. photos hopefully
on 23/09/2009 12:09am
Correction….sorry folks…that shud read ‘ wind had been light to mod northeast all morning, until SSW change around midday’ ! 8 – [
on 22/09/2009 7:53am
There were a few claps but nothing much to get excited about, sadly,
Interesting skies though
on 22/09/2009 3:09am
Wasn’t that spectacular to watch compared to other thunderstorms I’ve seen – hardly heard any rumbles of thunder and the hail only lasted for a few minutes while the sun was still out!
on 22/09/2009 2:02am
Had some really hard rain here in queenspark and a it of thunder nothing extreme though