Lightning Illuminates Sky During Sydney Thunderstorm

A severe thunderstorm hit Sydney and other parts of eastern New South Wales on January 5, with reports of lightning and heavy rain.

New South Wales’s Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of eastern New South Wales, including Sydney, Illawarra, and the Mid North Coast, warning that a “heavy burst of rain, some hail and strong and gusty winds” were possible.

This footage was filmed in Kingswood, a suburb in western Sydney, late on January 5. Credit: Joseph Olbrycht-Palmer via Storyful