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Nature Weather

Sydney Lightning Show

Late Spring and Early Summer in Sydney is traditionally the time we see a lot of unstable storms move through. This week, we’ve been subject to them with consistency each afternoon and evening. Wednesday’s systems were quite severe and caused traffic dramas with flash flooding, caused electrical transformers to catch alight in Pyrmont and reportedly started at least one house fire.

Thursday’s systems came into Sydney later in the evening and put on a spectacular light show around the city around 10pm-midnight. As the night sky came alive, I setup my camera on the balcony and started to capture some great nearby strikes. As the storm rolled on they only became more spectacular.

You’ll find about a dozen images in this gallery

Here is an image of 6 stacked photos.

And a couple of individual frame.
Lightning strikes inner Sydney as a storm moves through the city late on December 4, 2014

Lightning strikes inner Sydney as a storm moves through the city late on December 4, 2014


Fire & Rescue Incidents Fire Rescue

2 people rescued from Unit Fire in Homebush

Fire & Rescue NSW firefighters have rescued 2 people from the balcony of a unit complex where a fire broke out this morning. The 2 story brick & tile construction unit complex is in Homebush, in Sydney’s west.

Firefighters received reports that people were missing in the fire. On arrival they found two people with severe injuries. Injuries are believed to include burns and smoke inhalation.

Fire has caused extensive damage to the unit of origin, as well as affecting adjoining units.


Site Updates

Site Update

If you’ve visited before, you will notice a few updates to the site. The main change is that you’ll now land on a news/updates page initially. This should make it easier to know when I’ve posted something new in the galleries.

I’ll now be posting a short update when I load a new album. You’ll see a link to the album in the update. You can filter these, for example if you just want to see Fire related updates, click on Fire Rescue at the top or left of page. If you want to jump straight to the photos, look to the left for the link to the Photo gallery.

On the content front, I’ve been working through my archives to and loading older photos, particularly for Fire appliances. In the galleries I’m also setting up smart galleries so you can see all the photos in one place, of a particular type of appliance, station or individual appliance.

I hope you enjoy the updates and find the site useful. Please leave comments or send me an email, particularly if there’s anything you want to see or if you want me to come out to your station.