Dazzling Flashes: Fireworks and lightning combine to light up the Perth sky in spectacular style on Australia Day
Crowds braving extreme weather conditions in Perth, Australia, were treated to a double dazzling spectacle in the sky above the city.
An estimated 250,000 people came to watch the 28th annual Australia Day fireworks display in the Western Australian city despite fears weather conditions could disrupt the event.
The sky was lit up not only by fireworks, but also by spectacular flashes of lightning that coincided with the organized displays.
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High temperatures during the day and the threat of a massive thunderstorm in the evening threatened to keep spectators away.
But although last year’s numbers were lower than last year, crowds flocked to the Esplanade, South Perth waterfront and Kings Park to see this year’s fireworks.
For those who did brave the conditions, the reward was spectacular.
One reveler said the performance was “absolutely fantastic, worth getting wet for.”
The sky at night: 250,000 people braved extreme weather to watch the Australian Day show