Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Rain-bearing cloud

Rain-bearing cloud

The setting sun illuminates a cumulo nimbus cloud. The Māori term for this rain-bearing cloud was okewa.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Clouds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006