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PHOTOS: Four seasons in one sky

Last night’s clouds are being described as something out of an Avengers movie. Photo: Doug Dearlove. Video by Jaxon Halford.

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Tauranga and Western Bay residents are still talking about last night’s thunderstorm, with one resident describing it as something like a scene of an Avengers movie.

Rainbows were seen over Te Puke, while there was hail in Welcome Bay, lightning over the sea and dark thunderstorm clouds over the Kaimai Range.

“My brother and I were sitting on the back of his Mitsubishi ute with a beer. It felt like we had been invited to the premier of some amazing show,” says a Mount Maunganui resident.

“It was just mental.”

Weather forecasters say things have settled a bit today, with a mainly fine day expected for the Bay of Plenty.

Check out the photos SunLive were sent in overnight below:

Photo: Doug Dearlove.

Photos: Carl Homersham.

Photos taken from Aongatete looking towards The Mount. Photos: Jenny Rob.

Supplied photos.

Photo: Nathan Fee.

Photo: Nicole Harvey.

Looking towards Papamoa. Photo Nicky Harte.

From Maungatapu looking towards Welcome Bay. Photos: Josefa Moynihan.

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Beautiful photos.

Posted on 12-03-2021 12:25 | By morepork

Thanks to everyone who sent them in and to Sun Live for sharing them.