‘Intense and violent’ thunderstorms in Sydney that bring lightning, hail and strong winds – and it is about to get WORSE
A heavy thunderstorm dived in Sydney and caused lightning, hail and harmful wind after the same weather system hit Melbourne.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicted that a “very intense and violent” thunderstorm would attack the port city Tuesday night – and it struck with a bang just before 11 p.m.
“Never seen such a storm before,” said a Twitter user.
‘Non-stop lightning and thunder for more than an hour. The power has failed. ”
The agency says the system remains active at night, with even bigger storms and hail possible until Wednesday morning.
Harmful winds of around 100 km / h are currently covering parts of the city, with 101 km / h registered in Richmond.
A heavy thunderstorm has flown into the city, bringing lightning, hail and harmful wind to the city after the same weather system struck Melbourne
Because the thunderstorms are going fast, rainfall throughout the state is quite low, with 24 millimeters the highest in Greenstead on the Hawkesbury River.
Orange registered 12 mm in 10 minutes, due to thunder activity.
Heavy rainfall is expected in the central Plateaus and parts of the Illawarra region, while severe thunderstorms continue to develop during the night.
There are severe thunderstorms for Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and parts of Metropolitan, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
More to come.