A ferocious lightning storm whipped along the Central Coast on Monday night, marking the end of the Easter long-weekend.
Photographer Melissa Evans caught this amazing picture taken from Soldiers Beach car park looking towards The Entrance.
“Well tonight’s storm got a little crazy,” she posted on her business Facebook page – Left Of The Middle Photography.
“I just happened to be in the right place at the right time after my swim. But even without my tripod for this long exposure I had to take advantage of what I had, a beach sign to put my camera on.”
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According to Weatherzone there were 17,000 lightning strikes within a 50 kilometre radius of Gosford during the storm.
This caused chaos for residents and rail commuters.
Trains were stopped between Hornsby and Gosford on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line after the lightning strikes damaged overhead equipment at the Hawkesbury River.
Ausgrid crews also had to work into the night after power outages on the Central Coast, including 1300 customers left in the dark at The Entrance. Residents in parts of Morisset, Ettalong and Berkeley Vale also lost power due to the storm.
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