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Monday, 27 October 2014

Lightning Lashes Melbourne

From an early morning storm which began at 1.40 am this morning, Melbourne's skies were lit an eerie glowing pink. As the thunder rolled, the lightning cracked, you could be forgiven for thinking you were facing your personnel Armageddon. Wild storms lashed Melbourne leaving devastation in its wake. Many homes are still without power, the trains weren't running, the Monash was like a snail's pace, the Tulla was at a standstill, and the highways were almost as still as a corpse, and the Kew cemetery was on fire caused by gum trees being struck by lightning. I wonder how many bosses today have received a call saying, "Can't get to work today, got struck by lightning."? Below are some pics of our skies today.

Above: Melbourne 27 October 2014. 6.59am. Photo: Marc Taylor

Above: Lightning seen from Templestowe Lower (East of Melbourne) photo: David Swann

Above: Storms over Melbourne CBD. photo: Ian Ranson

Above: Lightning in Coburg (north of Melbourne). photo: Jason Edwards

Above: Lightning Bolt on the Bay. photo: Donna Bauer

Above: Dudley Street underpass at 8.52am. photo: Stephen Skilbeck

Above: Commuters experience delays after wild weather lashes Melbourne. photo: Nicole Garmston

Above: Gum trees on fire at Kew cemetery. At least nobody there will die in the fire. photo: Michael Filgate


Today's quote: The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time ~ Willie Tyler

2 comments:

Andrew said...

There are some good photos there. Stupid people using the Dudley Street underpass. It is always one of the first places to flood. I had not heard of the Kew Cemetery fire. Interesting.

William Kendall said...

Incredible shots!

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.