CLOSEST THING TO SNOW IN 37 YEARS
Hail fell for up to 20 minutes this afternoon in New Plymouth, sparking comments that it was the biggest hailstorm that they could remember in the city. Over 3200 lightning strikes were recorded around Taranaki today, packaged with lightning and the hail.
Once the hail had settled it could have been very easily mistaken for snow, as you will see in the above photos.
Weather Watch have said that it was New Plymouth’s biggest hail storm, and the closest thing to snow around New Plymouth, in 37 years.