Lightning strikes more than twice

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MORE than 1700 lightning strikes were recorded in the district during a violent thunderstorm yesterday.

MetService said Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay copped 1722 lightning strikes alone.

A total of 4357 lightning strikes were registered around the country yesterday, with severe rain in Golden Bay and Rotorua.

More than 11.2 millimetres fell in central Gisborne yesterday during a short but heavy downpour. Other areas felt more of the storm’s force.

The rain caused drains to overflow and excessive water on some roads around the city for a short time.

Humid conditions over the North Island were the likely cause of the thunderstorms.

MetService issued a severe thunderstorm watch for inland Gisborne yesterday.

The weekend forecast was for possible showers today and tomorrow.

The long-range forecast shows rain will be back from Wednesday while temperatures remain in the mid-20s, with overnight lows dipping to 15 degrees.

MORE than 1700 lightning strikes were recorded in the district during a violent thunderstorm yesterday.

MetService said Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay copped 1722 lightning strikes alone.

A total of 4357 lightning strikes were registered around the country yesterday, with severe rain in Golden Bay and Rotorua.

More than 11.2 millimetres fell in central Gisborne yesterday during a short but heavy downpour. Other areas felt more of the storm’s force.

The rain caused drains to overflow and excessive water on some roads around the city for a short time.

Humid conditions over the North Island were the likely cause of the thunderstorms.

MetService issued a severe thunderstorm watch for inland Gisborne yesterday.

The weekend forecast was for possible showers today and tomorrow.

The long-range forecast shows rain will be back from Wednesday while temperatures remain in the mid-20s, with overnight lows dipping to 15 degrees.

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Noah - 11 months ago
I saw one big bolt of lighting separated into three parts - one on the left hit my neighbour's house, the middle one directly struck our other neighbour's and the last hit near someone's driveway, and it was very loud and powerful too.

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