A tornado ploughed through the rural area of Bathurst west of Sydney on Thursday (Sept 30), damaging homes and scarring a tract of countryside.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the tornado formed west of Australia’s largest city, damaging a broad area near the town of Bathurst.
‘There are reports of damage to houses, power lines and trees,’ the bureau said. ‘From current reports, we have indications of damage over a 25 to 30km line, running roughly north-west.’
The region had been on high alert for severe thunderstorms throughout much of Thursday (30 September).
The tornado ripped through the New South Wales central tablelands just after lunchtime on Thursday, destroying everything in a 30km path from Clear Creek, near Bathurst, to Meadow Flat, to the south-east, near Lithgow.
Homes were flattened, fences wrapped around telegraph poles, and three people were left injured after the freak storm.
For more information, go to www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-01/bathurst-tornado-destroys-everything-in-its-path/100505678