Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Cirrus cloud

Cirrus cloud

This cirrus cloud lies above the Sealy range, near Aoraki/Mt Cook in the South Island. Pūrehurehu is one Māori word for this cloud.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Clouds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8266/cirrus-cloud (accessed 20 May 2022)

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