Thousands of Lightning Strikes Hit Sydney

StoryfulWeatherPublished: January 8, 2018
Published: January 8, 2018

Thousands of lightning strikes hit Sydney from the evening of January 8 through January 9. This video shows the scene at Coogee, a coastal suburb of Sydney, on January 8. Nearly 5,000 lightning strikes were recorded in the early hours of January 9, 9News reported. The lightning damaged railway and caused train disruptions, according to local media. The storm also uprooted trees and knocked out power for thousands of people. Temperatures dropped as the storm moved through the city but were expected to soar again on January 9. Credit: Twitter/Matt_Gibb via Storyful

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