Bureau of Meteorology, The Sydney hailstorm - 14 April 1999, website viewed 9 March 2011. 2005, 'Characteristics of the 14 April 1999 Sydney hailstorm …
New South Wales Government Fire & Rescue, Sydney hail storm, 14 April 1999, website viewed 30 September 2014. Schuster S et. Some altocumulus about, a moisture haze and a forecast of a thundery for Canberra were the reason for this outlook. Insured losses from the hailstorm that struck Sydney on Wednesday 14 April 1999 are projected to reach A$1.5 billion, making it the most damaging event in Australian insurance history.
The storm dropped an estimated 500,000 tons of hailstones (Steingold and Walker, 1999), with measurements as large as 9 cm (3.5 in) in diameter in Sydney’s eastern suburbs (Figure 3), the largest ever recorded in the Sydney area. Insurance Council of Australia 2012, Historical disaster statistics, March 2012, website viewed 23 May 2012. (1999) also found higher probability of 380 damage occurrence for the Sydney hailstorm of 1999. It just had a feel that development may drift into the coastal areas. al.
Yeo et al. Sydney is no stranger to a storm, even those with hail, but no one was ready for the hailstorm that hit the city on 14 April 1999. Sydney Hailstorm: Wednesday 14th April 1999 by Michael Bath: The day started out with a casual comment that 'maybe a storm is possible today'.
The April 1999 Sydney Hailstorm. The 1999 Sydney Hailstorm lasted over 5 hours, traveling over 160 km (100 mi) from Berry to the east of Gosford in New South Wales.