Horrific Storm Causes Total Mayhem In Parts Of Australia
BUILDINGS collapsed as a freak storm hit the NSW town of Parkes and the rest of the state was battered by storms with rain, hail and high winds.
Some have described the storm as a “mini tornado” with “a deafening roar”.
In western NSW, wind gusts reached up to 94km/h in Trangie and 89km/h in Bourke.
At 7pm on Friday a severe storm created havoc in Parkes, hitting the town with strong winds, hail and teeming rain.
Roads were blocked by fallen trees and power was out in parts of the town following flooding and downed power lines.
Medium to severe thunderstorms were felt in other parts of NSW and rain will be falling in each Australian state and territory over the weekend.
A severe storm hit Jugiong, northwest of Canberra and heavy falls lashed Sydney early on Saturday morning and storms in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Strong storm cells were registered near Cowra, West Wyalong and across other parts of NSW.
Thundery showers were due to hit northern parts of Western Australia and a deep trough and front was triggering showers in Victoria and Tasmania.
Thunderstorms were forecast later on Saturday in Broome, Darwin and Sydney.
A fast moving thunderstorm across the Wollongong area before rain lashed the region was described by the Illawarra Stormchasers as the beginning of the 2016-17 storm season.
Storms continued to roll across northern parts of Sydney and the NSW Central Coast.
Colder, gusting winds and rain were predicted in Victoria, Tasmania and in South Australia, which experienced storms overnight on Friday.
Courtesy of news.com.au