Sydney Thunderstorm Ease Shocks as Sunset Prevails. An extreme storm heading towards Sydney has easen after residents were cautioned of vast hailstones and substantial rains with potential flash flooding. Rather than that serious climate, skywatchers in the city have been blessed to receive an uncommon orange shine because of a light shower in the city’s west concurring with sunset.
Sydney Thunderstorm Ease Shocks as Sunset Prevails
Just before 6pm the Bureau of Meteorology issued its notice that serious rainstorms were recognized on the climate radar near Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park and Liverpool.
Instead, city residents have been bathed in an unusual bright orange glow for about 20 minutes.
“Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely,” the bureau’s caution said.
A Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Stephen King said the spectacle was thanks to a very light shower moving over Ryde, Homebush and Blacktown that coincided with the sun setting in the west.
“It’s actually the way the sun appears as you’re trying to look through rain. A lot of it is not reaching the ground so you might not feel it.
The rainshaft isn’t thick enough to block the sun so the sun is able to shine through.
The shower is west of the city, it’s very light but it’s enough to make the sun to appear this red glow because of the way the light is being refracted through the raindrops.”