Sydney weather: THOUSANDS of lightning strikes as storms LASH Sydney with heavy rain

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Meghan and Prince Harry’s fundamental major official trip abroad together started with lightning mints and heavy rain in Australia as they arrived in Sydney, October 15.

Numberless than 110,000 lightning strikes was recorded in the South of Australia, multitudinous in the Adelaide area, leaving thousands without power.

The State Exigency Service responded to more than 330 calls for assistance amongst widespread reports of minor damage.

Cold weather will hunt down in the wake of the storm front, with temperatures below 20C forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Although the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has obsolete, the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be disseminated if necessary.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  •  Obey clear of fallen power lines.
  •  Keep clear of creeks and siege drains.

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Sydney weather: More than 110,000 lightning land ons were recorded in South Australia (Image: GETTY/NEWS9)

  •  Don’t empty, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
  •  For crisis help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

Surf and swell conditions are also foresaw to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming in the serve areas.

A Hazardous Surf Warning is in effect for the Byron Coast, Coffs Seaside, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Seaside.

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Australia: Thousands of habitations are without power after severe storms (Image: NEWS9)

New South Wales (NSW) Watch Force, Marine Area Command advised that: “People should chew over staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.

“Daze fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the deep blue sea and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf.

“Boaters charting to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider modulating or delaying their voyage.

“Boaters already on the water should continue the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket.

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The State Emergency Secondment advises people to keep clear of fallen power lines (Copy: NEWS9)

Sky News Weather channel meteorologist Rob Sharpe said: “It’s another uninhabited week of thunderstorms across Australia and the showers are just not giving up on the east coast.

“Across South Australia, Victoria and western NSW, thunderstorms are favoured to produce hundreds of thousands of lightning strikes across today and tomorrow.

“Rumpuses will be producing so much lightning due to the fact that upper causes of the atmosphere are very dry and the wind through the atmosphere is very strong.

“For that reason there is a huge amount of static electricity building up in the atmosphere with the thunderstorms.”

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