Sydney Hit by Severe Storm

Huge storm clouds roll in over Sydney as a storm brings lightning and heavy rain. 2014-03-05 08:22 AM EST Last Updated: 2014-03-05 08:24 AM EST
Sydney was hit by a severe storm on Wednesday as huge clouds rolled in over Sydney Harbour bringing lightning and heavy rain.

Commuter travel was disrupted as the storm struck during peak hour causing delays in public transport out of the city. Wind gusts exceeding 50km/h (31 miles) were also recorded in parts of the New South Wales coast, local media reported.

The State Emergency Services have dealt with 191 calls for assistance, Australian media reported.

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