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A hail storm hit Byron Bay last night making it look like the town was covered in snow. Photo Geoff Bensley

Last night saw some brief but extreme weather moments across Byron Shire with it looking like snow in Byron. 

The streets and footpaths of Byron turned white just before 7pm as a hail storm hit the town as a storm cell passed through.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpWGXyGdYYA

‘I was driving through the town just a bit before seven when the hail came down. This time it was really small hail stones,’ said local Geoff Bensley. 

‘There was nothing in surrounding areas like Lennox Head. The last time we had hail like this was Splendour in the Grass in 2012 on the Friday afternoon at 2pm. After that hail storm, there was still ice on the ground the next morning. 

Lightening and rain

Mullumbimby had been hit by a lightning strike earlier in the afternoon around 4pm which had taken out some businesses’ modems and infrastructure. The lightning strike was followed by an intense deluge of rain that lasted for about ten minutes before it settled into a general rain for the evening.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. It hailed in Byron around 5pm.

    The last time I remember hail in Byron was Nov, I think in 2011, the was hail so big it broke through skylights etc. It was my friend’s 50th, a Hawaiian theme. He chose Nov rather than his real birthday in Aug for better weather

  2. Long term graphs clearly show that an ever increasing number of people disbelieve scientists and main stream news. Truth is nothing more than what a person believes and what they believe is dependent on how much they trust their source of information.

    • Scientists are not a source of information my man. Nor are they in any way connected to this obsessive vagary of the “mainstream media”.

  3. TG sounds like a warming denier. We’re losing the global heatsink (polar ice caps, permafrost, ocean is warming)…so it’s no ice age that’s coming.

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