Thunderstorm Illuminates the Night Sky 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!” said James Byrne on Instagram, who also witnessed the storm in Townsville.

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