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Sydney weather forecast – Australia storm causes chaos as a month’s worth of rain is dropped on city


A TOTAL of three people have died in what has been described as the worst storm to hit Sydney in decades.

More than one month’s worth of rain pounded the Australian city in just two hours this morning as authorities urged commuters to stay at home.

 ydney received more than a month's worth of rain in just two hours

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ydney received more than a month’s worth of rain in just two hours

A volunteer helping the State Emergency Service died while attending a job in Illawarra.

Earlier, a 14-year-old boy was killed in a two-vehicle crash at Thornleigh, on Sydney’s upper north shore.

In a separate crash, a male driver was killed after his vehicle collided with a pole on Old Prospect Rd at South Wentworthville about 7pm.

Dangerous flash floods have been recorded on many roads and a severe thunderstorm warning is now in place for most of the New South Wales (NSW) coast.

 Council workers clear a drain

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Council workers clear a drain

Faulconbridge, in the lower Blue Mountains recorded a huge 200mm of rain since 9am.

Sydney’s central business district (CBD) recorded 124mm, the city’s wettest day for three years and its wettest November day in 34 years.

The November average is 67mm.

NSW Police’s highway patrol chief Michael Corboy warned conditions were terrible.

He said: “The conditions we are experiencing today are some of the worst I’ve ever seen, and I am appealing to everyone, motorists and pedestrians alike, to take care.

“Once again we are asking all road users to reconsider the need to be on the roads throughout what will be a severe rain event.”

The latest forecasts predict the wild weather is likely to return.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned shortly before 5pm that a “second phase is now beginning”, bringing with it “storms and intense rain”.

​Rain from intense storm causes flash flooding in Sydney​





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