20th January 2020

In_pictures Australia: Extreme weather in pictures

In_pictures Australia: Extreme weather in pictures

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Following months of severe drought, parts of eastern Australia have been hit by flooding and hailstorms after dust storms swept though drought-stricken areas.

in_pictures A child running towards a dust storm in Mullengudgery in New South WalesImage copyright
Marcia Macmillan / AFP

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A dust storm hits Mullengudgery in New South Wales.

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in_pictures Storm clouds gather over Sydney Harbour on January 20Image copyright
AFP

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Storm clouds gather over Sydney Harbour.

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in_pictures Rain begins to fall on drought and fire-ravaged country near Tamworth, New South WalesImage copyright
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Heavy rain falls on drought-hit areas in New South Wales such as Tamworth, leading to flooding in some areas.

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in_pictures A car is seen travelling through flooded streets in Surry Hills, Sydney. 20 JanImage copyright
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In Sydney, streets have been flooded.

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in_pictures A staff member carrying koalas during a flash flood at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, north of Sydney. 17 JanImage copyright
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At the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, north of Sydney, a staff member carries koalas during a flash flood.

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in_pictures In this still image taken from video, hail falls in Canberra. 20 JanImage copyright
Joanne Carvolth / Reuters

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Meanwhile, the capital Canberra faced a hailstorm.

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in_pictures Golf ball-sized hail is shown at Parliament House in Canberra on January 20Image copyright
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Giant hail fell outside Parliament House in Canberra.

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in_pictures A man holds golf ball-size hail at Parliament House after a severe hail storm hit CanberraImage copyright
EPA

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It was the size of golf balls.

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in_pictures People look at hail stones on the ground after a severe hail storm at Parliament HouseImage copyright
EPA

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The ice melted quickly after the storm.

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in_pictures Damaged cars are seen parked outside Old Parliament House after a hail storm hit CanberraImage copyright
EPA

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The aftermath left broken windows and left some cars with minor damage to windscreens and bodywork.

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