A FREAK tornado with winds up to 150 kmh that tore through a northern NSW village was ONE OF THE RAREST WEATHER EVENTS TO HAPPEN IN A POPULATED AREA OF AUSTRALIA. The tornado rampaged through the village of Dunoon after clipping nearby Lismore, causing millions of dollars in damage. Destructive twisters are more commonly associated with the Midwest of the United States, and RARELY seen by Australians. The tornado came out of the bottom of a thunderstorm about 4pm on Friday. Large hailstones and destructive winds were battering Dunoon, Lismore, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby.