Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Cumulonimbus cloud

Cumulonimbus cloud

The setting sun illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud. The Māori term for this rain-bearing cloud is okewa.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Clouds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8265/cumulonimbus-cloud (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Mar 2022