Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour among Australia's hail damage 'hotspots'

Wednesday April 16, 2014 - 09:02 EST
ABC image
Coffs Harbour hailstones, Summer 2013-2014 - ABC

New research has found the mid north coast centres of Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour are among the two of the most hail-prone centres in the country.

A major home insurance company analysed its national insurance data at the end of the storm season to compile a list of Australia's most hail-prone cities.

Armidale came out on top, with Port Macquarie second, and Coffs Harbour fourth.

Both Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour had a number of serious hail incidents over the recent Summer, with hundreds of homes and cars damaged.

Southport on the Gold Coast and Forest Lake in Brisbane rounded out the Budget Direct top five.


- ABC

© ABC 2014

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cheeky fox suspected to be making regular contribution to WA farmer's BOM rain gauge

18:43 EST

A West Australian farmer who collects rainfall data for the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) suspects his precipitation is not just falling from the sky, with a fox making regular contributions to his rain gauge.

Outbak soaking to spread east

17:57 EST

A month's worth of rain has fallen in Western Australia's Interior during the past two days.

China landslide: Hopes fade for 93 missing after disaster

15:27 EST

Rescue workers in China have pulled bodies out of piles of rock and mud as they searched for 93 people missing a day after a landslide buried a mountain village, with some residents giving up hope of finding survivors.