Large Hailstones Hit Sydney Suburb Amid Severe Thunderstorm Warning

A severe thunderstorm hit the Sydney suburb of Baulkham Hills, Australia, on September 30, bombarding the area with hailstones greater than three-quarters of an inch in diameter.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning, with storms forecast to develop across New South Wales.

Footage uploaded to Facebook by James Lusher shows hail battering his porch. According to a picture, some hailstones were significantly larger than an Australian 10-cent coin, which is about the size of a US nickel.

The downpour hit the Sydney area during a spell of stormy weather for New South Wales that included a damaging tornado in Bathurst, about 110 miles from Sydney. Credit: James Lusher via Storyful

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