Australia's largest city, Sydney, was on Thursday afternoon local time, bombarded by hail the size of tennis balls.
It is the worst haglstorm, which has ravaged over Sydney in the past 20 years, and it received the australian meteorological department to issue a warning about severe weather.
The write news.com.au.
the City was hit by a violent storm, which threw the hail with a diameter of eight centimeters.
Tom Sanders, who is the meteorologist at Sky News, explained that the size of the haglene due to the small isbomber has been sent up and down in the clouds. Therefore they could form a mass layer with ice before they were pouring down over Sydney.
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#SydneyStorm pic.twitter.com/oW7cSAZdIS— Maher (@Maherdabba8h) December 20, 2018
The giant hail that poured down over the megapolis, has not only sparked fascination among the town's citizens but also severe damage to buildings.
Australian insurance companies have declared haglstormen of a disaster, as they have so far received over 15,000 reviews about the damage caused by the giant hail.
Insurers expect that they are going to pay out more than 20 million australian dollars, which is equivalent to about 92,5 million dollars in insurance premiums.
the State of New South Wales, where Sydney is the capital, was in the 1999 hit by big hail. Then ended up insurers to pay out 1.7 billion australian dollars, which is approximately 11 billion.
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Hail in the Sydney Harbour! An amazing sight captured by the ferry master Steve McIntyre. 〰 Insurers are bracing for a flood of claims after Sydney's "catastrophic" hailstorm yesterday, which saw many parts of the city pelted with hail up to 8 centimetres wide. 〰 Berowra, on the upper North Shore, there were reports of hail about 8 centimetres wide, while Cabramatta in the south-west and parts of Surry Hills received hail about half that size. 〰 Link in bio 〰 #sydney #storm #hail #weather #water
In Australia, there is currently summer. And while Sidney tries to clean up after the storm, prepares the inhabitants of Brisbane on a regular heatwave.
the Temperatures in Brisbane are expected to be above 38 degrees, while in the suburbs of the city can become over 41 degrees.
Although Brisbane is preparing some warm days, so have Australia's meteorological institute issued a warning. The city must prepare itself to be hit by severe tordenstorme in the course of Friday and Saturday.
See more images of the severe hail below.
you Can call this hail anymore? Or is this an asteroid? @newscomauHQ pic.twitter.com/lB1onlimAH— Danny Clayton (@DannyjClayton) December 20, 2018
Hail as big as a poached egg! #sydneyweather pic.twitter.com/I6XPFskcT3— Grant Vandenberg (@Grant_Vando) December 20, 2018
Marrickville bowlo pic.twitter.com/5Bx8eqRjMM— Stacy Farrar (@FarrarStacy) December 20, 2018
This is a Sydney hail is some of the weirdest-looking hail I've seen. Terrifying, obviously, but so fascinating! Some look almost like flowers or little tiny planets. And literally 5 minutes after the giant hail, the weather returned two humid & was sweltering. Ahh, Sydney... #SydneyStorm pic.twitter.com/YzzyD7HkjQ— Laura Phenomenon (@LauraPhenomenon) December 20, 2018