On December 20, 2018, the NSW coast was battered with hail that would easily match a mean cricket ball in a fair fight. Severe storms were reported from the Central Coast down to Kiama in the south, with icy stones up to 8cm in diameter accosting areas like Berowra on the upper North Shore and pelting out to Western Suburbs like Oran Park, Harrington Park and Casula.

Just one day after hailstorms pummelled Sydney and the central coast, it is already the most expensive catastrophe for insurance companies this year.

In Sydney, the hail onslaught started in the west at around 5pm and was ravaging the inner city suburbs within an hour. Some in Redfern put the buckets of sky ice to good use.

But the outcome for most was much less merry

Tens of thousands of homes from the Blue Mountains, through Sydney’s Western Suburbs and up to the Hawkesbury were left without power, and 62 flights out of Sydney Airport were cancelled, with 90-minute delays in the domestic terminal and three-hour set backs for international travellers.

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A huge hail from Camden. I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that! via Twitter

Sydney homes saw major roof damage, there were stoppages across the Sydney train network and smashed car windscreens were all the rage.

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A destroyed taxi window during the apocalyptic hailstorm in Sydney on Dec. 20th. via Twitter

Surfers at Bondi Beach had few options for shelter, and while many made a dash for the shore, some stuck it out in the water and used their boards for cover.

At Berowra, on the upper North Shore, there were reports of hail about 8 centimetres wide, while Cabramatta in the south-west and parts of Surry Hills received hail about half that size.

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Actual hail in Sydney on December 20, 2018. That is insane! via Twitter

A State Emergency Service spokesperson said Berowra was one of the worst-hit areas, with “almost every second home” needing assistance.

Giant hailstones, which is hail greater than 5 centimetres, are quite specifically driven in supercell thunderstorms. We do get them quite regularly over summer through NSW, but these storm cells redeveloped quite intensely over Sydney specifically,” meteorologist Jordan Notara said.

The severe hailstorm was accompanied by strong winds of up to 140km/h (87 mph) and somes eerie and rare greenish-blue clouds.

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Why did the clouds turned green during the Sydney storm? via Facebook/
Chad Ajamian

A green sky may be a sign of an impending tornado or huge hail (in this case it was true!), but the exact cause of this is still subject to debate today.

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Eerie green clouds during severe hailstorm in Sydney on December 20, 2018. via Facebook/
Chad Ajamian

By 7.30pm, the Insurance Council of Australia had declared the deluge a catastrophe, with damage costs estimated to be in the tens of millions. The full impact of the storm will become clear in the coming days, as more insurance claims are added to the 15,000 already logged.

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[ABC.net.au, Time Out, The Australian, Weather]

13 COMMENTS

  1. Those huge hail are not really hail but KARMA attacks. Those hail fall on only people with heavy KARMA. The bigger the KARMA, the bigger the hail falling.

    This happened on our Earth!!! 17-21 December 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Kd_47fbTs

    Dead Sea sink holes look attacks and bombarded from the sky. They look small craters. Israel has huge KARMA, and it is against God and Galactic Federation of Light. It is natural to be attacked and bombarded from the sky.

  2. Why Indonesia has been bombarded by so many disasters? Indonesia has so much KARMA?

    At least 23 killed in horrific tsunami in Indonesia
    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/dozens-killed-in-horrific-tsunami-in-indonesia/news-story/1a612eb2cb067002b9914bdac88468d7

    A massive tsunami sparked by a volcanic eruption has smashed Indonesia’s coast, killing at least 23 people and injuring 280 more.

    A powerful tsunami has smashed the coastline of Indonesia, killing at least 23 people and injuring 165 more.

    Waves struck on Saturday evening local time in the Sunda Strait region, which is between the islands of Java and Sumatra.

    Initial indications are that the tsunami was caused by undersea landslides following the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano.

    The death toll sits at 23, with victims in the Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang regions, but officials warn that number could rise.

  3. Mt Etna might nail Italy completely by creating a huge landslide? Of course, some other countries around Mediterranean Sea might be very much affected. Recently, Mt Etna is very actively erupting. In the end of the scenario, a huge landslide with huge tsunami for Mt Etna?

    I’ve checked Google map. Actually the real target might be Israel.

    Mount Etna Volcano Tsunami Potential
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8ZxP8ZX4Nw

  4. I know many of shooters and hunters have already gotten Chronic Wasting Disease as brain eating disease not only in Alabama but also any places in the US. They have gotten enough prion protein from hunted animals and killing animals KARMA for years. They are going to die like Mike appear on the following video. Very soon, I might hear the news that my neighborhood shooters and hunters get the symptom.

    My 57 year old brother Mike dying from CJD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aUKbgmFNPY

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