Friday, 17 January 2014

THUNDERSTORM IN MELBOURNE

We have had a record-breaking heat wave here in Melbourne this past week. The city has recorded four consecutive days over 40˚C, with overnight temperatures dropping below 25˚C just once since Tuesday. This has not happened before this year since 1908. The extreme heat coupled with bushfires is putting a strain on Victoria's electricity system. Demand has now exceeded 10,000 megawatts over the past four days. Friday night's cool change is certainly going to provide some welcome relief.

There was certainly no shortage of electricity yesterday evening when we had some spectacular lightning and thunder, but not much rain at all, and the temperature remained high. I managed to take some photos from a first floor bedroom at home.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.





10 comments:

  1. Spectacular shots. I hope that you get some relief from the heat soon.

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  2. That is an amazing set of pictures! Just beautiful.

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  3. Fantastic storm shots for SWF ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Nice captures of the lightening!!! Love color of the sky!

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  5. spectacular! i never managed to catch lightning

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  6. Spectacular collection. Hope the weekend weather will be more comfortable for you. We have family in Torquay - they are ready for a change in temps :).

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  7. Wow - I just can hear the thunder too! These captures are stunning! On your side of the globe it's a hea twave, but her in the USA a large part is in the grip of an artic vortex:(

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