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Severe thunderstorms, hailstones and tornadoes hit Sydney - news.com.au

by | December 17, 2015

THE battered suburb of Kurnell, in Sydney’s south, is in shock tonight as it tries to pick up the pieces after a devastating double whammy of severe storms that led to hail the size of cricket balls, a tornado reaching gusts of over 200km/h and several people hospitalised.

Police have said it was only good fortune that prevented serious injuries across the city while a metrologist said the weather event was “dangerous” and highly unusual in the way it formed.

A little mild drizzle turned into a ferocious storm at around 10.30am this morning tearing roofs from homes and businesses in the south of the city before rattling the CBD and heading north towards the Hunter. Barely three hours later, an already shaken Sydney was pummelled once again with the eastern suburbs, including busy Bondi Junction, being hit the hardest.

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