Hail stones up to 3cm in diameter ripped across Mid-Canterbury last night, smashing windows and damaging crops.
A southerly storm dropped hail on Mayfield, near Ashburton, for about 50 minutes, and MetService received unconfirmed reports of a tornado.
Its grey and miserable here today and the forecast is for a wet Xmas.
They also had another large earthquake down in Tuatapere, Southland. 6.2 with aftershocks about 5.
Guessing my brother and his partner are having an interesting tour of the South Island!
They are back Thursday.
Come back summer!