Parts of Melbourne have been smashed with golf ball sized hailstones after a thunderstorm has moved extremely fast across much of southern Victoria, accompanied by damaging winds and torrential rain, causing flash flooding.
As of the 22nd of November, insurers have received 15,870 claims, including 11,199 motor vehicle associated claims. Losses have been estimated at a value of $120 million, these numbers are still expected to increase.
You have got to be aware that if you are affected, if homes have been lost or whatever and you can’t get back in, then your insurance policy, if you have the right insurance policy, would also provide you with emergency accommodation
Firefighters reported at 4pm that the ferocious flames which threatened towns of Thornton and Lefthand Brach in Lockyer Valley were so wild that nothing could be done to stop them from spreading and it was even more dangerous for residents to flee.
RACQ which holds its AGM with shareholders on November 19 saw its membership grow to 1.77 million from 1.72 million the previous year, including a 1.6% rise in roadside assistance membership.
The biting dry spell is over—at least for now. After smoldering temperatures topped at highs of 42C last week, Germany is now embracing itself for impending heavy rains, thunderstorms, hailstones and high winds.
Guadalajara in Mexico might seem like the kind of place that doesn’t have much problem with the weather – apart from getting too hot some days, of course. However, recently there was a major weather incident that came as a big shock to the area, and caused a lot of damage: there was a freak hail storm.
Approximately 2,000 cattle have died in floodwaters and exposure to harsh weather conditions following three days of unrelenting rainfall and strong winds as ex-cyclone crossed Pilbara in Western Australia last week.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has already released its monthly weather review with last month qualifying as the hottest March ever recorded in Australia.
Researchers have utilised cosmic ray detectors to measure one thunderstorm at an alarming 1.3 billion volts. Indeed, storms are undoubtedly powerful but quantifying their electrical strength can be a huge challenge.