18th June - Today's News: Hail Turns Alice Springs White
A final big soaking on the way home from work, with a solitary crack of thunder .... and the spell of thundery weather comes to an end. But I think we may well see more this summer. Meanwhile, some more pictures of the weeks events as flash flooding traps motorists in their cars and forces others into alternative forms of transport
In the Northern Territiory, 23pc of Darwin's rural bores 'could run dry' as short wet seasons take toll
But in Quuensland, there's been record-breaking rain in state’s west ahead of heavy falls expect to hit southeast on Sunday
Washington DC gets a ‘Hailstorm from hell’: How Thursday’s storms downed trees and dropped baseball-size hail whilst more baseball-sized hail pounds Virginia too.
Torrential rain in Singapore causes flash floods, fallen trees and there's also been torrential rains and flash floods in Southern China: 25 dead, 33,200 displace
And human hunting and a changing climate drove demise of South America's giant beasts