Australia: Extreme weather in pictures

  • January 21, 2020

A dust storm hits Mullengudgery in New South Wales. Photo: MARCIA MACMILLAN / AFP

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

Storm clouds gather over Sydney Harbour. Photo: AFP
Heavy rain falls on drought-hit areas in New South Wales such as Tamworth, leading to flooding in some areas. Photo: Getty Images
In Sydney, streets have been flooded. Photo: Getty Images
At the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, north of Sydney, a staff member carries koalas during a flash flood. Photo: AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK / AFP
Meanwhile, the capital Canberra faced a hailstorm. Photo: JOANNE CARVOLTH / REUTERS
Giant hail fell outside Parliament House in Canberra. Photo: Getty Images
It was the size of golf balls. Photo: EPA
The ice melted quickly after the storm. Photo: EPA
The aftermath left broken windows and left some cars with minor damage to windscreens and bodywork. Photo: EPA