Incredible time lapse shows the moment a huge storm hammered Sydney with damaging winds and giant hailstones
- Series of timelapse videos showed the moment a wild storm passed over Sydney
- Damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and giant hailstones battered NSW on Thursday
- The footage captured large clouds form over the sky as the storm rolled through
- Tumultuous thunder heard in one video and lightning seen in the other video
A series of time lapse videos have shown the moment a wild storm passed over Sydney.
The wild scenes were captured across Sydney on Thursday afternoon after tumultuous thunder, damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and giant hailstones battered the city for several hours.
In the first video, powerful sounds of thunder can be heard echoing across the area as dark grey clouds began to roll over households.
In a second video captured in Sydney’s Wentworth Point, light grey skies filled the area as the large trees that surrounded the hill were blown from side to side
As the clouds travelled through the sky, patches of rain clouds quickly appeared.
These gloomy views were quickly followed by heavy rainfall, which filled the camera’s view along with strong winds that shook the large trees in the background.
In another time-lapse captured in the suburb of Wentworth Point, light grey skies filled the area as the large and luscious trees that surrounded the hill were blown from side to side.
It wasn’t long until the storm began to forge through the area, as the sky suddenly became darker and large clouds formed.
Rain clouds formed towards the back area of the footage and travelled at a pace as the entire sky was soon filled with dark shadows.
Shadows of lightning illuminating the sky can be seen at the end of the video as the storm swept through and effectively caused the sky to turn pitch black.
Rain clouds formed towards the back area of the footage and travelled at a pace as the entire sky was soon filled with dark shadows
Shadows of lightning illuminating the sky can be seen at the end of the video as the storm swept through and effectively caused the sky to turn pitch black
The dangerous storm brought strong winds, large hailstones and substantial rainfall, which pummeled New South Wales.
The storms were most intense over Sydney and the Lower Hunter, but hail was reported all the way between Sydney and Cowra in the state’s central west.
Those stones mostly measured between three and five centimetres, but some were even larger.
The conditions over western Sydney were particularly serious, with meteorologists seeing all the ingredients for a ‘very, very dangerous supercell’, said the Bureau of Meteorology’s Gabrielle Woodhouse.
Thunderstorms lashing NSW have seen hailstones larger than five centimetres fall (Pictured: Penrith in Sydney’s west blanketed by hailstones)
About 4.30pm, the bureau issued a warning for a possible tornado over western Sydney.
Ms Woodhouse said the storm was ‘really dangerous’.
Some 33mm of rain fell at Woodville Golf Course at Canterbury in about a quarter of an hour.
By Thursday evening, the most dangerous storm had passed out to sea, but the bureau is still warning of threatening storms in the Sydney area and advises residents to monitor the radar on its website.