An apocalyptic storm hit across South Australia on November 10, 2020, leaving at lest 8,000 families and businesses in the dark.
The furious thunderstorm fired more than 300,000 lightning strikes, igniting many bush fires across the Aussie state.
A map of lightning recorded across the state and 3 amazing photos 😱⚡. You can use MetEye to check when we may next get thunderstorms. https://t.co/MjFcWsX2oV— Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia (@BOM_SA) November 11, 2020
Photos courtesy of Emma Fleetwood – Glenelg South, Ben Heide – Flagstaff Hill and Samantha Lodge – Marino. pic.twitter.com/raaNJHKD3c
A watch and act warning was issued on Yorke Peninsula for the cities of Minlaton, Edithburgh, Cabowie, Yorketown and Stansbury by the Country Fire Service.
A deep low tracking across waters south of #SouthAustralia is bringing strong winds to most coastal waters. Last 24 hr’s: more than 100,000 lightning strikes & 6 locations with gusts > 90 km/h. Just a few storms now left in the northeast. Latest info; https://t.co/NZWuEwvO1h pic.twitter.com/sy9YAzA2b1— Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia (@BOM_SA) November 11, 2020
A new heat wave is looming?
A large part of SA were put under a severe weather warning, but conditions had moderated by Wednesday morning.
Maximum temperatures are forecast up to 10°C above average in the southwest.
The mercury peaked at 38.5°C in Adelaide on Tuesday, making it the city’s hottest day since January.
Other regional centres reported higher temperatures with Oodnadatta, in the state’s north, reaching 43.6°C.