Lightning Storm Lights Up Skies Over Hobart

An impressive lightning storm provided a show for residents in New Town, Tasmania, in the early hours of Thursday, January 14, lighting up the dark skies with a loud crack.

This video initially uploaded to Facebook, shows a lightning strike flashing across the sky before an eerie thunder clap permeates throughout the Hobart suburb.

The Bureau of Meteorology in Tasmania said the storm brought around 9 millimetres of rainfall to to Hobart and Launceston Airport. Credit: George Vickers via Storyful