Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Cirrus cloud

Cirrus cloud

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

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Clouds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006