Lightning Shoots Across Sky Above Central West New South Wales

Lightning bolted across the sky above Mendooran, New South Wales (NSW) amid widespread thunderstorms in the state on December 28.

Rach Hammond captured slow-motion footage of the spectacular lightning show in the state’s Central West region on Monday night.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued severe storm warnings with much of the state experiencing heavy rain, strong winds, thunder, lightning, and hail.

The intense weather was expected to continue, with the weather bureau forecasting severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall for northern parts of the state on December 29. Credit: Rach Hammond via Storyful