Lightning Near Miss at Sydney Opera House

StoryfulWeatherPublished: December 20, 2017
Published: December 20, 2017

The iconic Sydney Opera House was almost hit by lightning on December 20 following a day of sweltering heat. This video captures a bolt of lightning striking a tree inside the Royal Botanic Garden, according to 7 News. A thunderstorm lashed the city in the early afternoon and knocked out power in homes and businesses, The Daily Telgraph reported. From a peak of 38 degrees Celsius, the temperature plummeted to about 25 degrees over a few hours. Credit: Instagram/jexl via Storyful

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