Lightning playing over Sawtell Headland on Saturday night, photographed by Corey Nielsen at 8.24pm.
Lightning playing over Sawtell Headland on Saturday night, photographed by Corey Nielsen at 8.24pm. Corey Nielsen

Nature's light show

LIGHTNING playing across the Coffs Coast over the weekend may have produced many nervous moments for humans and dogs but it also produced some great opportunities for photographers, as this wonderful image from Coffs Coast Advocate reader Corey Nielsen shows.

The Bureau of Meteorology continued to issue severe thunderstorm warnings for the region throughout the weekend until late yesterday.

Today is expected to remain partly cloudy on the Coffs Coast with a shower or two and the chance of more thunderstorms until evening.

Winds will be north to north-easterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h and temperatures are expected to be high with a 19deg minimum and 30deg maximum.

There is a UV alert from 8.40am to 4.20pm today with the UV index predicted to reach 11 (extreme).

So even though the day may be cloudy it will be particularly important to slip, slop and slap your shirt, sunscreen and hat, or else wait right until the end of the day for your outdoor activities.

And stay well away from those lightning bolts.

Did you take any photos of the weekend storms? Send them into the Coffs Coast Advocate



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