Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Lightning

Lightning

Lightning flashes across the night sky at Lake Alexandrina in the Mackenzie Country. Uira is the term for ordinary lighting, kohara refers to zigzag flashes, and kapo is a flash here and there, all around the horizon.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Wind and storms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8278/lightning (accessed 12 August 2022)

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