1 NEWS Weather Presenter
A severe hail storm has bucketed down in Gisborne this afternoon.
Metservice said Gisborne would receive "showers, some heavy and thundery" today.
Shingo Suematsu sent footage to 1 NEWS showing hail plummeting down on a backyard deck, panning up to the grey sky.
Lightning bolts lit up the sky while heavy rain hit the city hard, conditions which Linda Coulston desribed as "loud and rowdy."