A year ago, Canberra suffered the worst hailstorm to hit an Australian city since 1999, inflicting $638 million worth of damage.
An ACT Government team supporting the owners of 7,500 uninsured vehicles damaged by January’s hailstorm have provided rebates over $507,000.
Running from October to March annually, the ACT experienced its most severe storm season on record in 2019-20 with Belconnen hit hardest.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting thunderstorms will continue across the region tomorrow, Thursday 8 October, becoming severe with gusty winds and possible large hail.
A thunderstorm led by damaging and destructive winds over 120km/h is a “high risk” of hitting Canberra this afternoon, according to the BOM.