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Lightning strikes on Sky Tower

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

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

Fire and Emergency NZ 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.

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