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.
‘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.