We get maybe two thunderstorms a year round here. Except for this month where intermittent storms have been rolling through for 5 days and nights now. I’ve never known such thundery weather. It’s 3.30 am and the house is shaking with the wind and thunder. ⛈

Wind gauge reading of 33 kph with gusts to 85 kph.
Map showing severe thunderstorm watch for most of the west coast of Aotearoa New Zealand.