We set a record yesterday after the hottest most humid day of the year here, which felt like 43 degrees Celsius, and then our area received severe storm warnings. Some areas to the southwest had tornado warnings, some received golf ball size hail. We had wind gusts of up to 120 km/hr and as my husband and I settled in for the night, an unidentified object flew through the air just inches from our window.
This is the view looking out to the west/northwest as the storm came in.
(Above, left and below)
The sky had an eerie green cast to it which immediately made us concerned about the threat of a tornado.
The view looking east (above) and south east (right). The sky was darkened ominously by the clouds and you can see the ridge where the storm ended. We received rain and strong winds but we were lucky. My son's mate had a tree break and fall on his car. Similar experiences were reported either from lightning strikes or the incredible winds.
Luckily, family and friends were unscathed and have some interesting photos to share.
Today is a much nicer day. High of 26 Celsius and a light breeze which feels absolutely divine. The house is bearable. I don't even have the ceiling fan overhead on. That's the first time in days that it has remained off. This is my kind of weather!
Have you had severe weather in your area?
Later that evening, I received this photo:
|my son's mate's car received $4000 worth of damages from this downed tree|