Sydney and surrounds have copped another terrifying storm, with the radar showing there could be more on the way.
Alan Sharp, a meteorologist from the Bureau of Meteorology, told Fairfax media, “There were gusts of 213km/h recorded at Cronulla and it was obvious from our radar that there was a tornado in that area.”
The storm brought golf-ball sized hail, swirling winds, and torrential rain, and emergency services were responding to reports of building collapses.
There are warnings of more storms to come in the next few hours.
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Multiple flights into Sydney and surrounds were delayed or diverted and motorists abandoned their cars on approach to the airport.
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Mr Sharp said the conditions were dangerous and extremely unusual for Sydney.
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