Stunning waterfalls on Uluru after freak storm hits the Australian rock


From Sky News

A once-in-50-year downpour turns the iconic Australian landmark into a series of rivers and lakes.

Stunning waterfalls on Uluru. Pic: Parks Australia
Image Caption:Waterfalls were seen all over the huge sandstone rock. Pic: Parks Australia

A freak storm has turned one of Australia’s most famous and driest attractions into a series of spectacular waterfalls.

Uluru in Central Australia normally gets on average just 22cm of rain a year.

Waterfalls run down Uluru. Pic: @BiancaH80 and @waginski
Image Caption:Water runs off Uluru after the storm. Pic: @BiancaH80 and @waginski

But a huge Christmas night storm saw more than 23cm fall in 24 hours – a record amount – sending water cascading down the enormous sandstone rock and turning small canyons into raging torrents.

Waterfalls run down Uluru. Pics: @BiancaH80 and @waginski
Image Caption:Water tumbling down the landmark is highly unusual. Pic: @BiancaH80 and @waginski

Described as a once-in-50-year event by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the downpour was photographed by school teachers Bianca and Lee Hewes.

Waterfalls run down Uluru. Pic: @BiancaH80 and @waginski
Image Caption:The heavy…

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