Massey Wellington was treated to a nice hail display from the weather Gods today. At around 2pm, rain, thunder and hail befell the campus, sending students cowering under doorways and peering out of windows in excitement.
Several students claim to have been attacked by “wet” rain drops, and others were resisting the urge to eat the hail off the ground.
“Buying ice at Countdown is really expensive,” said one student who wanted to remain anonymous.
According to initial reports, approximately two students allegedly got blown all the way to Picton in the strong southerly winds.
Word on the street is that an Evans Bay sculpture – formerly orange and shaped like an extremely large needle – was attacked by the lightning. The sculpture is called a “zephyrometer”.
Massey Wellington Students’ Association president Todd Williamson said the weather was a pleasant relief from the lack of hail recently, although he was saddened to hear of the injuries sustained by the sculpture.
“I want to know if the needle that got hit by lightning has a name,” he said.
“Rest in peace, needle thing”.
Clubs development officer Anna Hobman said she was excited to bike home.
“I’m glad I have a short aerial on my helmet so I don’t end up like the zephyrometer,” she said.
At time of print, students had gladly recovered from the wetness of the rain.