WATCH: Videos capture ferocity of dangerous hailstorm near Byron Bay

PARTS of northern New South Wales have been battered by a dangerous hailstorm.

The severe storm spun up on weather radar west of Casino around 2pm and tracked east, towards the coast.

It passed just south of Lismore, before pushing out to sea between Byron Bay and Lennox Head around 4.30pm.


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The Bureau of Meteorology said the cell was capable of causing “major damage”.

Footage uploaded to social media shows the headquarters of Australia’s leading beekeeping and honey business Flow Hive near Byron Bay being bashed with large hail.

Another video shows large hail falling in the small town of Knockrow, 12km north of Lennox Head.

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Although the volatile storm has moved out to sea, a severe thunderstorm warning remains current for the area.