What a drive home yesterday afternoon, here’s the photos and tweets I posted.

"Racing this home"

"I think the storm is winning..."

"Got home in the middle of the first wave"

"Storm won :( That's my backyard starting to flood. Storm drains got up to 3/4 full" - tweet

"Storm won :( That's my backyard starting to flood. Storm drains got up to 3/4 full"

Single hail stone stuck to my car roof

"Single hail stone stuck to my car roof"

" The hail has kicked up all the moss between my pavers. :)"

I was caught in a huge storm over Perth. Drove half of the way and sailed the rest. Streets were flooded all over the place and with the lightning going crazy many intersections were without power. Arrived home safely (thanks for opening the shed @Mrs_RB!), thankfully our home was in good shape. Seeing as we pulled the power to most of the electrical equipment due to the lightning, our only source of communication was our mobile phones. Right when I was on the phone to a colleague the phone dropped out and it was a good while before I got reception again. At this point the weather was very calm outside. I thought I’d see if I could get the Perth Weather Radar up on my phone to see what the storm was doing, this is what I saw.

Perth Weather Radar

eep

See that lovely clear bit in the middle? That’s where I was. See that crazy coloured bit above just covering Perth CBD? That come in about 20mins later, bringing with it more of the craziest weather I have ever seen in Perth. I also around this time got a MMS from the colleauge I was talking to earlier showing all the stained glassed windows at UWA’s heritage listed Winthrop Hall smashed. :(

Winthrop Hall Photo by frenchiephish

Heading into work this morning things didn’t seem too badly affected near home. Lot’s of signs of flooding the streets and only a few tree branches down. It was slowly becoming apparent how badly hit UWA as the roads were littered with more and more debris the closer I got. Below are my photos of some of the areas around UWA.

UWA Carpark - There's a car park here somewhere...

UWA - Pathway cleared by storm water

UWA Reid Library Lawn - There's normally a pathway here...

UWA Reid Library Lawn - Thick debris covering the Reid Library lawn

UWA Reid Library Lawn - Where the debris came from, this was a very thick foliage tree yesterday

Fallen tree at the UWA Arts building

Clock tower at UWA Winthrop Hall, didn't fair well

Nor did any North facing window for that matter...

Some more coverage of the Perth Storms around the Interwebs:

I hope everyone survived this crazy storm okay.

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Comments on: "Perth's Huge Hail Storm – Photos and Video" (1)

  1. WOW – thank-you for the link – “» IAAML Blog: Storm in Perth Yesterday awesome photo of the storm front rolling in” – yes the title is a little long – but itaintalwaysmylife.com ! Your photos of the shredded foliage really shows the devasation – that is exactly how the streets of melbourne looked 2-3 weeks ago!Thank-you again for the link

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