Canberra (dpa) - Heavy rain and thunderstorms have swept over parts of the fire areas in southeast Australia. In the capital, Canberra, hailstones as large as golf balls fell in places, similar to the previous evening in Melbourne. Cars and houses were demolished. The weather agency warned of violent winds and severe thunderstorms for regions in the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Flash floods are also possible. There have also been reports of other extreme weather events: Many Australians shared pictures online showing a massive sandstorm in New South Wales.
Fires: hail and severe weather warning in Australia
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