Watch: Dramatic lightning strikes Sky Tower as thunder storm lashes Auckland




Dramatic lightning strikes on Sky Tower in central Auckland are being shared on social media.

A thunder storm in Auckland arrived as predicted this evening, bringing heavy rain and lightning.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand said it had some calls during the storm but most were false alarms.

One person tweeted they heard a cracking sound every time lightning hit Sky Tower and there were at least six hits.

The tower owner, SkyCity, tweeted one person's video of a lightning strike at the top of the tower.

There were at least 100 lightning strikes in the Auckland region, according to MetService.

A lighning strike over Royal Oak in Auckland.

Source: Ron Enzler

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