Man struck by lightning as storms strike Sydney

A MAN has reportedly been struck by lightning in Sydney’s west as a line of storms sweep through the city.

IT’s understood the man was struck on Kilian Street at Winston Hills shortly before 4pm on Wednesday.

His condition is not yet known. Emergency services are making their way to the scene.


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Heavy showers and thunderstorms have been streaming in off the ocean throughout the afternoon.

The storms are not, however, considered severe enough to warrant a severe thunderstorm warning.

All thunderstorms generally produce lightning, and many produce gusty winds, brief heavy showers, and hail.

The Weather Bureau is monitoring the situation closely and will only issue a warning if storms are expected to produce damaging winds greater than 90km/h, hailstones wider than 2cm, flooding rain or tornadoes.