Sydney records coldest run of May nights since 1967, Australia

Sydney records coldest run of May nights since 1967, Australia

A record-breaking cold snap is affecting eastern Australia this week, with Sydney, NSW recording its coldest run of May nights since 1967. The minimum temperatures in the city dropped to 8.6 °C (47 °F) on Thursday morning, May 20, 2021, marking the coldest…

Severe thunderstorms strike NSW, disrupting power to 80 000 homes, Australia

Severe thunderstorms strike NSW, disrupting power to 80 000 homes, Australia

Severe thunderstorms battered the Australian state of New South Wales on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, disrupting power to about 80 000 homes. Lightning hit a whopping 800 000 times across the entire state, while 74 000 strikes hit Sydney, resulting in one death….

Hailstorm destroys 4 million avocados in under 10 minutes, Australia

Hailstorm destroys 4 million avocados in under 10 minutes, Australia

A severe thunderstorms hit parts of New South Wales, Australia on March 14, 2019, with heavy rain, strong winds and hail between 2.5 – 7.6 cm (1 – 3 inches) in diameter. A severe hailstorm that hit an avocado orchard in NSW's Northern Rivers destroyed an…

Massive hailstorm hits Sydney, ICA declares a catastrophe, Australia

Massive hailstorm hits Sydney, ICA declares a catastrophe, Australia

Multiple severe thunderstorms hit the Australian state of New South Wales, including capital Sydney on December 20, 2018, dropping tennis ball-sized hail and causing huge damage. Emergency service said it was the worst hailstorm to hit the city since 1999 while the…