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Featured Video - 16-1-10 Severe Storm at Bridal Veil Falls

104mm in 85 minutes. A rare event, perhaps a few times in a hundred years.



General Photos before 2014

Video - Police Helicopter 23-10-13 - Battling high winds on Blackheath Oval.

Video - Victorian Tornado - 21-3-13 - Not a local event but great footage.

Grose Valley - 20-3-13 - Autumn valley mist and filtered sunlight.

Wentworth Falls - 24-2-13 - After heavy showers - thanks 'aslaws' from Weatherzone forums.

Video - Bridal Veil Falls - 24-2-13 - Zoomed SD version.

Grose Valley, Blackheath - 24-2-13 - Around 7:30am - blackheathweather.com

Bridal Veil Falls, Blackheath - 24-2-13 - Around 8am - blackheathweather.com

Video - Bridal Veil Falls - 24-2-13 - HD version.

Video - Amazingly close lightning strike - 9-2-13 - Head to 35 seconds on vid, to see strike.

Video - Braeside Walk Falls - 29-1-13 - 150mm of rain in two days.

Video - Bridal Veil Falls - 29-1-13 - 150mm of rain in two days.

Video - Newnes - 17-12-11 - Very bumpy, corrugated road.

Blackheath skyscape - 26-7-12 - Around 5pm - copyright Mike Speak.

Grose Valley Waterfall - 21-7-12 - Around 4:30pm - blackheathweather.com

Grose Valley, Blackheath - 21-7-12 - Around 4pm - blackheathweather.com

Video - Katoomba Falls - 17-7-12 - Around 9am - blackheathweather.com

Katoomba Falls - 17-7-12 - Around 9am - blackheathweather.com

Grose Valley - 15-7-12 - Around 5pm - blackheathweather.com

Three Sisters Panorama - 13-7-12 - Around 3pm - blackheathweather.com

Mount Banks area by W.Howlett - Cirrocumlus Undulatus 21-6-12

Video - Non Weather - 25-4-12 - Extreme closeup of hungry Lion at Mogo Zoo.

Video - Non Weather - 25-4-12 - Beautful Sumatran Tiger in the rain at Mogo Zoo.

Video - Non Weather - 25-4-12 - Amazing, huge stingray feeding on Batemans Bay jetty.

Video - First cold change in 2012 - 25-4-12 - Thanks to MasterNASA's channel.

Video - Wentworth Street Blackheath - 25-4-12 - Autumn Colours. Thanks to MasterNASA's channel.

Wentworth Street Blackheath- 7-4-12. - Brilliant Autumn Colours.

Video - Wentworth Falls Lake -8-3-12 - 9am - Spilling after rain from an East Coast Low.

Bridal Veil Falls - 4-3-12 - Valley fog, early morning.

Bridal Veil Falls - 4-3-12 - Valley fog, early morning, closer view.

Katoomba Falls - 2-3-12 - Intense flow after heavy rain.

Video - Powerful Katoomba Falls -2-3-12 - 2:30pm - Apologies, low quality mobile phone video.

Video - Braeside Falls - 2-3-12 - Good flow after heavy rain.

Video - Blackheath Flash Flooding -19-2-12 - Intense showers, strong rain rate.

Video - Blackheath Hail Storm -13-2-12 - cop a nice 2cm stone in the head at 54 second mark.

Pulpit Rock by W.Howlett - Beautiful Valley Fog 3-4-09.

Altocumulus lenticularis by W.Howlett - Gorgeous shot over the Grose Valley 16-9-2011.

Video - Hail Storm, Katoomba - 13-2-12 - Seven News Footage.

Video - Hail Storm, Blackheath - 13-2-12 - A few stones in the 20mm to 25mm range, mostly smaller.

Storm over Blackheath 5-1-12 - Mammatus clouds in a storm anvil at sunset.

26-11-11 - Bridal Veil Falls - More than 130mm in a few days.

Video - Bridal Veil Falls - 26-11-11 - After more than 133mm of rain in recent days.

Video - Sydney Harbour - 11-8-11 - Always nice to visit the harbour after a chilly winter in the mountains.

5-7-11 - Blackheath wind damage photos - Courtesy of Andrew Newton.

Video 1 - 9-7-11 - Old dairy land on Prince George St. Gusts may have exceeded 150kph here.

Video 1b - 9-7-11 - Old dairy land on Prince George St. Gusts may have exceeded 150kph here.

Video 2 - 7-7-11 - Jubilee Avenue. Gusts may have exceeded 150kph here.

Video 3 - 7-7-11 - Two days after destructive winds on the 5-7-11. Still no power.

Video 4 - 6-7-11 - 139kph gusts - Day after the destructive winds on the 5-7-11.

Video 5 - 6-7-11 - 139kph gusts - Day after the destructive winds on the 5-7-11.

Video 6 - 6-7-11 - 139kph gusts - Day after the destructive winds on the 5-7-11.

Video - 18-6-11 - Winter Magic Festival - Dancers and drummers - temp around 6C, wind chill -2C.

Video - 18-6-11 - Winter Magic Festival - Huge Crowd - temperature was around 6C, wind chill -2C.

Video - 18-6-11 - Winter Magic Festival - Belly Dancers.

Video - 18-6-11 - Winter Magic Festival - Great band performance.

Video - 18-6-11 - Winter Magic Festival - King Parrot Bloco de Samba and Ghaziya.

4-5-11 - Autumn Colours - Wentworth Street, Blackheath. Image 1

4-5-11 - Autumn Colours - Wentworth Street, Blackheath. Image 2

4-5-11 - Autumn Colours - Wentworth Street, Blackheath. Image 3

2-5-11 - Autumn Colours - Wentworth Street, Blackheath. Image 1

2-5-11 - Autumn Colours - Wentworth Street, Blackheath. Image 2

2-5-11 - Autumn Colours - Wentworth Street, Blackheath. Image 3

22-4-11 - Ford Reserve, Megalong Valley - Causeway is looking good after autumn rains.

Video - 22-4-11 - Megalong Valley - Just down from Ford Reserve.

17-4-11 - Autumn Colours - Wentworth Street, Blackheath. New image, blurry image deleted.

8-4-11 - Autumn Colours - Clanwilliam Street late afternoon, Blackheath.

Video - 12-3-11 - Cloud to Ground Lightning in Blackheath - A nice ground shaking strike.

12-3-11 - 1pm - Video Capture of Lightning - Nice Cloud to Ground strike over Blackheath.

Video - 1-1-11 - Mammatus in Blackheath - read my storm description on the YouTube clip.

Video - 6-11-10 - Rhodo Festival in Blackheath - Lithgow Pipe Band, great dancing.

Video - 6-11-10 - Rhodo Festival in Blackheath - Blue Mountains Band.

Video - 17-10-10 - Steam Train in Blackheath - Who doesn't love a steam train!

Video - 4-10-10 - Blackheath Waterfall - After 70mm of rain in two days.

Video - 4-10-10 - Blackheath Waterfall - 70mm in two days - closer view.

30-6-10 - Coonabarabran at -6.1C - Very heavy frost that morning.

15-6-10 - Venus and the Moon at 6pm - 1 - Glowing nicely in the NW sky.

15-6-10 - Venus and the Moon at 6pm - 2 - A gorgeous site in the NW sky.

4-4-10 - Grose Valley - Easter Sunday at around 6am.

2-4-10 - Megalong Valley Causeway - Good flows down there at the moment.

16-1-10 - Video - Huge Bridal Veil Falls - Big storm at Blackheath - 104mm in 85 minutes.

16-1-10 - Bridal Veil Falls Photo - Taken at about 3:30pm, during heaviest surge.

16-1-10 - Bridal Veil Falls Photo - Grainy close-up. Shrubs/bushes being thrown over falls.

22-12-09 - Storm near Blackheath - Taken at 2pm, moving towards Bilpin.

11-11-09 - Video - Local Waterfall - Feeder creek to Bridal Veil Falls.

7-11-09 - Video - Local Fire Services - Blackheath Rhododendron Festival in the mist.

7-11-09 - Video - Lithgow Highland Pipe Band - Blackheath Rhododendron Festival in the mist.

23-9-09 - Blackheath dust storm - Taken about 6am, as the rising sun hit the dust.

16-9-09 - Blackheath Garden - 1 - Some nice colour this year in town.

16-9-09 - Blackheath Garden - 2 - Waratah recovering finally, after drought damage.

12-8-09 - Blackheath waterfall - One of our beautiful local scenes.

Chicago Tornado - Not a local video but watch the train derail - 110mph Chicago tornado!

25-5-09 - Katoomba Falls - Head of the falls, after more than 200mm of rain for the week.

24-5-09 - Bridal Veil Falls - Grose Gorge near Blackheath, after 171mm of rain for the week.

11-5-09 - Autumn Colour - 1 - Blackheath, Wentworth Street. These three shots taken at 8am.

11-5-09 - Autumn Colour - 2 - Blackheath, Wentworth Street. Taken near the community centre.

11-5-09 - Autumn Colour - 3 - Blackheath, Wentworth Street. Best colours in years.

5-5-09 - Autumn Colour - 1 - Blackheath, near Golf Course.

5-5-09 - Autumn Colour - 2 - Eastern Blackheath - how red is this tree! It really was this red.

5-5-09 - Autumn Colour - 3 - Eastern Blackheath - more brilliant red and yellow.

8-4-09 - Horseshoe Falls - 1 - Rock pool after recent good rain.

8-4-09 - Horseshoe Falls - 2 - Rock pool after recent good rain.

8-4-09 - Horseshoe Falls - 3 - Rock pool after recent good rain.

8-4-09 - Pulpit Rock - Under a setting sun.

18-2-09 - Braeside Creek - After good rain from a coastal trough. Just made it across.

23-12-08 - Tornado near Nimmitabel - One of the biggest ever recorded in NSW.

17-11-08 - blackheathweather.com garden image 1 - I dig the holes, my wife is the brains behind it.

17-11-08 - blackheathweather.com garden image 2 - blackheathweather.com garden in the mist.

17-11-08 - blackheathweather.com garden image 3 - blackheathweather.com garden in the mist.

20-10-08 - Severe Storm - This impressive hail was observed at Mt Boyce around 6pm.

19-10-08 - Pulse Storm - This cell popped up near Penrith at around 4:30pm.

11-9-08 - Local Kookaburra - He has taken a liking to my screen and maybe the tadpoles.

25-7-08 - Grose Valley Sunset - About 5:30pm, just as the sun was about to set.

25-7-08 - Grose Valley Sunset - About 5:15pm, just as the sun brushed the top of Mt Hay.

27-5-08 - Storm in Blackheath - Not very productive but nice to look at.

7-5-08 - Autumn Colour in Blackheath - Great colours this year.

7-5-08 - Autumn Colour in Blackheath - Some of the best colours in years.

28-4-08 - Autumn Snow in Blackheath! - Photo by Trish

21-4-08 - Autumn colours - Image One

21-4-08 - Autumn colours - Image Two

21-4-08 - Autumn colours - Image Three

27-2-08 - Storm near Lake Lyle - 4pm, nice hail shafts

27-2-08 - Storm near Lake Lyle - 4pm, more hail shafts

27-2-08 - Storm near Lake Lyle - 3:40pm, base feature near back of storm.

Amazing Lightning Strike footage - 7-2-08 - courtesy of our friends at East Coast Storm Chasing

Storm north of town - 4pm, no precipitation in town.

Large hail - Brother in laws house, Seven Hills 9-12-07.

More large hail - as above.

Storm Near Blackheath - Grose Valley, 4pm.

Same storm as above - 4-12-07 - Grose Valley, 4pm.

Another storm over the Grose - 4-12-07 - Grose Valley, 4pm.

Same storm as above - 4-12-07 - Grose Valley, 4pm.

Wall cloud and overshooting top - 4-12-07 - Grose Valley, 4pm.

Storm near Blackheath - 4-12-07 - Grose Valley, 4pm.

Storm over Blackheath - 4-12-07 - Same storm as above at 3:30pm.

Katoomba Falls Image One - 23-11-07 - After good rainfall.

Katoomba Falls Image Two - 23-11-07 - After good rainfall.

Storm - 18-11-07 - Nice pulse storm over Blackheath.

Braeside falls - 7-11-07 - after good rainfall.

Frog near our pond - 5-11-07 - possibly an Eastern Froglet.

Blackheath Double Rainbow - 29-10-07 - In complete contrast to the tornado below.

Dunoon tornado, near Lismore - 26-10-07 - Captured by Jimmy Deguara from ASW (C) October 2007

Lunar Eclipse Image - 28-8-07 - from Dann Weatherhead at SSC. (C) August 2007

Lunar Eclipse Images - 28-8-07 - from Andrew Miskelly. (C) August 2007

Govetts Leap Falls - 20-8-07 - very windy, image slightly blurred.

Mushrooms in Blackheath - 1-5-07

Mushrooms in Blackheath - pic two

Mushrooms in Blackheath - pic three

Vibrant autumn colours in Blackheath - 17-4-07

Storm over Blackheath at around 6pm - 4-3-07

Kellick Creek (Near Merriwa) Flash flood 10-2-07 - Amazing YouTube footage.

Large Tree down in Blackheath - after heavy rain 13-2-07

Large Tree down in Blackheath - 13-2-07 - image two

Govetts Leap waterfall and burnt bushland - 13-2-07 - 3pm

Time-lapse of Lithgow severe storm - 7-2-07 by J Deguara of australiasevereweather.com - watch the rotation! A tornado nearly formed. More pics of this storm below.

Severe storm near Lithgow - 7-2-07, 3:30pm - wall cloud & 5cm hail observed

Severe storm near Lithgow - 7-2-07, 4pm - Anvil

Severe storm near Lithgow - 7-2-07, 4pm - Mammatus in anvil

Flash flooding at Meadow Flat Creek 17-1-07 - Photo by James Hundy.

Flash flooding at Diamond Swamp Creek 17-1-07 - Photo by James Hundy.

Lovely backlit storm over Blackheath - 12-1-07, 8pm

Huge Mushroom Pyrocumulus now featured on RFS site

Huge Pyrocumulus at Blackheath - 22-11-06, 2pm

Huge Pyrocumulus at Blackheath - 22-11-06, 2pm

Huge Pyrocumulus at Blackheath - 22-11-06, 2pm - contrast levels adjusted

Huge Pyrocumulus at Blackheath - 22-11-06, 2pm

Huge Pyrocumulus at Blackheath - 22-11-06, 2pm

Blackheath Fire, pyrocumulus cloud - 21-11-06, 3pm

Blackheath Fire, Grose Valley - 20-11-06, 3pm

Blackheath Fire, Grose Valley - 20-11-06, 3pm

Blackheath Fire - 19-11-06, 11am

Male Funnel Webs in Blackheath - 28-10-06 - drought brings them out early?

Male Funnel Web in Blackheath - 28-10-06

Lenticular Cloud - 27-10-06 - by Ted

Grose Valley - 27-10-06 - By Ted

Horse Shoe Falls 14-9-06

Katoomba Falls 12-9-06

Katoomba Falls 12-9-06

Katoomba Falls 12-9-06

Katoomba Falls 12-9-06

Valley Fog Katoomba 23-6-06 - Black and White

Valley Fog Katoomba 23-6-06- Colour

Megalong Valley Causeway 12-6-06

Vale of Clywdd - 14th of May 2006

Porters Pass - 13th of May 2006

Katoomba church - early May 2006

Blackheath, waterfall - 10th of May 2006

Blackheath, autumn colours - 1st of May 2006

Blackheath, autumn colours - 29th of April 2006

Lightning at dusk, Grose Valley - 19th of April 2006

Blackheath, autumn colours - 13th of April 2006

Katoomba Falls fernery - 10th of April 2006

Grose Valley, Blackheath - 10th of April 2006

Porters Pass in Blackheath - 31st March 2006

Autumn Rose in Blackheath - 31st March 2006

Pulpit Rock in Blackheath - March 2006

Autumn colours in Blackheath - 22/3/06

Wentworth Falls Lake - 28/2/06

Wentworth Falls Lake - 21/2/06

Bridal Veil Falls - 17/1/06

Bridal Veil Falls larger version - 17/1/06

Grose Valley under storms - 17/1/06

Pulsing tower over Blackheath - 22-11-05

Lightning - 8/11/05 - lightning to the north east of Blackheath. NB: Fairly large download, better with broadband.

Govetts Leap - 1/7/05 - after quite heavy rain.

Richmond storm 4/3/05 - apparently there was some decent hail from this cell as it moved east, around 3cm or so in size.

Mammatus - Blackheath 20/1/05

Mammatus - Blackheath 20/1/05

Mammatus - Blackheath 20/1/05

Mammatus - Blackheath 20/1/05

Mammatus - Blackheath 20/1/05 - larger image, broadband recommended.

Mount Hay storm 13/12/04

Mount Hay storm 13/12/04

Mount Hay storm 13/12/04

Mount Hay storm 13/12/04

Megalong Valley Severe Storm - Sunday afternooon, 24/10/04. Large hail (possibly over 5cm) and strong winds, possibly over 120 kph - these figures are yet to be confirmed.

Megalong severe storm 24/10/04

Megalong severe storm 24/10/04

Megalong severe storm 24/10/04

Megalong severe storm 24/10/04