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Rain bomb sweeps Sydney as lightning strikes the city

Prepare yourself for a wet commute: Rain bomb sweeps Sydney as lightning strikes the city – drenching thousands of U2 fans heading to the SCG

  • Rain bomb has swept across Sydney on Friday evening drenching Harbour City

A huge rain bomb has swept across Sydney on Friday evening, drenching thousands of U2 fans heading to watch the band perform in the city.

Sydney was already shrouded in smoke as northerly winds pushed the smog from almost 60 bushfires over the Harbour City .

The storm, which has also brought flashes of lightning, moved across Sydney from the north-west at about 5pm on Friday as rain mixed with the heavy smoke already hanging in the sky. 

A huge rain bomb has swept across Sydney on Friday evening, drenching thousands of U2 fans heading to watch the band perform in the city 

Ausgrid announced the storms were affecting their network and crews were working to restore power.

The thick, dark smoke haze plunged central Sydney into near-darkness around the same time.

The smog has been trapped in Sydney due to what is called an ‘inversion’ of air temperatures, Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Ellie Blandford said. 

‘An inversion is where warm air lies above cooler air,’ she said.

‘It happens when more stable conditions are lost, the air doesn’t mix as readily so the smoke hasn’t been able to disperse.’

The storm, which has also brought flashes of lightning, moved across Sydney from the north-west at about 5pm on Friday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology

The storm, which has also brought flashes of lightning, moved across Sydney from the north-west at about 5pm on Friday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology

 

 

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