'Spectacular' Thunderstorm Lights Up Night Skies Above Townsville

An evening lightning storm illuminated skies above Townsville, Queensland on February 28.

“Storms have been passing through in spectacular fashion … it’s like a freaking plasma ball! Of epic proportions!” James Byrne posted to Instagram with this video.

Elsewhere in the state, the Bureau of Meteorology warned of severe thunderstorms likely to bring damaging winds and hailstones to South-East Queensland. Credit: James Byrne via Storyful