Hail as big as golf balls and ferocious winds of up to 116 kilometres per hour have torn through Canberra in a storm that had residents running for cover.
The storm smashed windows, dented cars and tore branches off trees, causing localised flooding.
More than 1,000 homes lost power.
The hail destroyed a number of vehicles as well as damaged trees.
Lucky I rode my bike today pic.twitter.com/nV9BaeWoS7— 💦Hilary 🌈🏳️🌈 (@hil_clix_pix) January 20, 2020