2 Feb 2013

Storm in NSW

9:09 am on 2 February 2013

Severe storms swept through Sydney and up the New South Wales coast on Friday.

A Qantas plane arriving at Sydney airport from Cairns escaped damage when it was struck by lightning.

Domestic and international flights were delayed for up to an hour, with some cancellations due to the wild weather. There were also delays across the bus and rail networks.

The State Emergency Service received more than 320 calls for help, mainly for minor damage.

The ABC reports the storm later moved into south-east Queensland with winds of 90km per hour.