A photographer filmed a timelapse showing severe storms and lightning over Lake George in New South Wales on December 18.
Footage by Ari Rex shows ominous storm clouds loom over the lake while lightning cracks.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning on Saturday for severe thunderstorms bringing damaging winds and hail to southeast New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The Canberra Times reported almost 1,500 homes had lost power as a result of the storm. Credit: Ari Rex via Storyful