Sydney Storm Brings Cool Change After Extreme Heat
Sydney was lit up with shocking lightning displays on Wednesday afternoon as a violent thunderstorm caused thousands of homes across the city to lose power.
Ausgrid crews worked to restore power to 1300 homes in Hornsby and North Wahroonga, and a combined 6000 customers in Woolloomooloo, Paddington, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst.
Blackouts were also experienced in Chippendale, Balgowlah, Coogee, Oatley, Condell Park and Bankstown. The blackouts came after Ausgrid yesterday announced that it had cancelled scheduled work due to the very high temperatures.
A statement released yesterday said: “In these circumstances we cancel some planned maintenance jobs where power would need to be interrupted for extended periods, unless customers request for the work to continue.”
Temperatures across Sydney reportedly dropped more than 10C within an hour as a southerly change swept north.
And then this just happened!!! Can you see the multiple lightning strikes (centre and to the right of the Harbour Bridge) #shotoniphone as this was the one day of the year I left my DSLR in the car?? 😯⚡️⚡️⚡️ so glad that I got this on the #iPhoneX - I’ve only seen storms like this pass through from the West (L) to the East (R) once a year if lucky. . There are some things you can only learn in a storm. — Joel Osteen . @royalcaribbean_aunz @voyageroftheseas #comeseek
The two drastic weather conditions within the same day has lead people to wonder what exactly is going on with Sydney’s weather.
From nearly 40 degrees to low 20’s with thunderstorms real quick! Seriously, Sydney, Seriously. 🙄🙄 #SydneyWeather— mimi dimatulac (@iammimigirl) December 20, 2017
Currently, the weather for Christmas Day in Sydney is looking at a top of 24C, low of 19C and cloudy with a shower or two expected. At least it won’t be a total scorcher!