Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over parts of western and northern WA, the NT, northern and eastern QLD, NSW, VIC and northern TAS with a series of troughs is triggering widespread showers and storms, some intense. Mostly clear skies elsewhere due a high pressure.

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Hail storm sweeps through Canberra, damaging countless cars and smashing windows

23:51 EDT

Hail as big as golf balls and ferocious winds of up to 117 kilometres per hour have torn through Canberra in a storm that had residents running for cover.

'Giant' hail and wild winds hit Sydney, trapping drivers and suspending trains

23:20 EDT

Drivers were trapped in cars, trains were halted and tourists were struck by lightning as severe storms rolled across NSW, bringing destructive winds and large hail, this afternoon.

Victoria hit by flash flooding, thunderstorms after overnight hail in Melbourne

22:23 EDT

Victoria has been hit by more wild weather, with severe thunderstorms sweeping across the state and parts of Melbourne experiencing flash flooding.