Lightning Streaks Across Melbourne Sky Amid Severe Storms

An intense storm hit Melbourne on the evening of October 28, bringing heavy rain and lightning amid severe weather warnings.

This footage, filmed by Leon Sjogren, shows lightning striking in the sky above the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood as a storm passes over the city.

The state’s Bureau of Meteorology issued a weather warning on Thursday, cautioning of damaging winds and hail.

On Friday morning, the Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) said they had received 1,670 requests for assistance in the past 24 hours.

About 148,000 customers were without power on Friday, according to energy provider Powercor. Credit: Leon Sjogren via Storyful

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