Video posted on social media present the twister transferring by way of neighbourhoods to the shock of residents, ripping out powerlines.
NSW SES Superintendent Scott Dodson informed the Nine Network strike groups had been set as much as clear roads blocked by bushes and particles.
“There’s a lot of damage up in the Armidale are overnight. Fire and rescue are working with SES up there,” Mr Dodson mentioned.
“We just want to make sure that everything is safe and help get the residents up there back to normal.”
Hours earlier, extreme thunderstorms struck Sydney’s south and west with heavy rain and huge hailstones inundating town.
Hailstones bigger than 5 centimetres had been reported within the huge space between Sydney and Cowra within the central west.
Among the damage, the ceiling of a Westfield procuring centre at Mount Druitt collapsed through the deluge.
I simply discovered this video of Westfield Mt Druitt through the storm. Westfield actually ought to be certain their procuring centres are geared up higher for storms. Best & Less at all times get flooded. pic.twitter.com/6Xnb6dNT8q
Mt Druitt Westfields casually falling aside after 30 years of leaky roofs, downside solved.. no extra roof 🥴 pic.twitter.com/fiEQCr1bw5
Late within the afternoon, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a twister warning for Greater Sydney because the “really dangerous” storm approached the coast.
NSW SES Superintendent Scott Dodson informed the Nine Network there have been 212 requires assistance on Thursday in Sydney and the decrease Blue Mountains.
“We had over 5000 people evacuated but fortunately zero injuries, which is a great result.”
Severe storms additionally swept over areas of Victoria, with heavy hail reported in Pira within the state’s northeast, resembling a coating of snow.
No, that is not snow on the bottom in Pira close to Swan Hill❄️
Richard from our VFF workforce snapped this shot of hail earlier in the present day as extreme storms proceed to cross components of Victoria.
Heavy hailstorms additionally left Melbourne’s North West blanketed in white.
Residents had been left shocked by sudden flip in weather with some constructing makeshift “snow-men” out of the big hailstones.
The wild weather continued this morning, with a extreme thunderstorm warning for damaging winds, giant hailstones and heavy rainfall issued for South East Queensland residents.
Benobble close to Mount Tamborine recorded greater than 50mm of rain within the half-hour to six.05 am (AEST).