Posted: 05:25 GMT, 4. January 2021 | Updated: 07:48 GMT, Jan.. January 2021
Sydney was hit by a severe thunderstorm with large hailstones, noxious winds and heavy rain, causing havoc in the city and the surrounding areas.
The thunderstorm came in on Monday afternoon and issued warnings of life-threatening flash floods that leave a trail of destruction.
More than 10. 000 lightning strikes were recorded across Sydney as thunderbolts echoed across the city under a dark, gloomy sky.
In heavy rain, the city was hit with 50 mm impact within 30 minutes on Nobbys Hill on the south coast of New South Wales, while wind gusts of 85 km / h were registered at Sydney Airport at around 4 a.m.. 30 o’clock.
This is the moment a tree appears during a wild storm on a construction site in St. Marys in west Sydney collapsed.
The severe thunderstorm hit parts of the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Sydney. A map is shown with the most affected areas at 4. Monday 30 p.m.
The thunderstorms moved east in the afternoon and hit parts of western and southwestern Sydney including Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Fairfield, Horsley Park and Riverstone.
There are 900 non-blackout homes in Sydney in Manly, Arncliffe and Wolli Creek, as well as Avoca Beach and the surrounding suburbs on the Central Coast.
The wild weather also wreaked havoc among drivers who struggled to see the road on the M4 and M7 motorways in western Sydney.
Incredible footage captured the moment when a tree fell in wild conditions on a construction site in St. Marys in western Sydney was knocked to the ground.
Lightning strikes were registered as a severe thunderstorm in Sydney on Monday (Image: strikes over the city)
Sydney embarked on another dark and stormy afternoon on Monday. Pictured is a runner jogging in the afternoon in Dudley Page Reserve when the storm swept across town from the west
The state rescue service advised people to move their cars under cover and away from trees, remove loose objects from their properties, and stay away from fallen power lines.
‘If you see fallen branches or trees, do not try to remove them as they may have shut down power lines. If you have pets, it’s best to bring them with you. Never enter or drive through floods, ”warned the SES.
Sydney has seen seven consecutive rainy days and 17 wet days in the past three weeks.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicted that the heavy rain along the coast could lead to flash floods
Northern and Eastern Australia are expected to experience rain for the next seven days.
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