Historic Sydney Supercells 20th December 2018

An unprecedented event has hit the Sydney region

Ok finally got to my limited number of pictures - jammed out by traffic unfortunately. The first cell I was able to timelapse then I aimed for the central coast cell - I could have made it in front but the traffic took care of that so I got off and measured the hail in the Berowra area -I measured up to 7cm in diameter. I then proceeded to go south again - the famous Pennant Hills Road did its trick and prevented me from getting anywhere decent - even Parramatta would have been ok. I photographed structures whatever I could and once on the M7 I watched two cells literally merge. Unfortunately the low light caused camera shake but you will get the gist of it!

For those who don't know it already - this to me is the worst case scenario - perfect storm where the environment wiithin the Sydney and surrounds was able to sustain several supercells perhaps 6 or 7 - need to go through radar. It will likely go down as the most expensive hailstorm in living memory if the number of claims have anything to do with it. That is within Australia!

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17 thoughts on “Historic Sydney Supercells 20th December 2018

  1. Steve Feral

    I feel your pain on the trafific side od things Jimmy Deguara the line coming out of the downs is nice, the triple point is about to cut loose around Nerang in the next couple of hours, Just to rub salt in it is pre christmas weekend and every man and his dog are going to be on the road. Recipe for disaster I reckon.

  2. Daniel Shaw

    Tricky chase with Sydney Traffic. Really needed my US car which is rated for this hail. It’s a matter of time until I upgrade my vehicle protection if the RMS allows “Hail Racks”

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