Brace yourselves Sydney, the wild weather is coming!
While we’re about to head into the first days of Summer it appears that the warm, sunny weather is about to disappear, with a severe weather warning issued for Sydney and other parts of NSW.
We’re being told to expect a rain bomb this week, with wild weather set to bring heavy rainfall, strong winds and possible flash flooding in the city and elsewhere across NSW.
On Monday the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning and flood watch, saying that a low-pressure system moving across the area from Wednesday morning will likely dump an enormous amount of rain on coastal areas.
According to Anita Pyne, a forecaster for the Bureau, flash flooding, damaging winds and hazardous surf conditions are expected to hit on Wednesday.
⚠️ Minor to Moderate #Flood Watch issued for #Hawkesbury #Nepean and #Georges Rivers, from Wednesday. Heavy rain forecast for #Sydney, #Illawarra #BlueMts and #CentralCoast. See https://t.co/iMIt77bOn8 for details and updates; follow advice from @NSWSES. #NSWFloods pic.twitter.com/Inr5wMXvfA
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) November 26, 2018
The heaviest falls of rain will likely hit the Sydney and Illawarra districts but the northern part of the South Coast, Central Coast and Blue Mountains could also see a great deal of wet weather.
The majority of the storm will take place over a six to 12-hour period from Wednesday morning.
Flash flooding is expected as Sydney and Illawarra are looking at receiving up to 100 millimetres of rain with localised totals that could exceed 200mm, according to Ms Pyne.
The advice from the Bureau is to pay attention to any warnings that may be issued.
“We have seen quite a dry winter and heavy rainfall’s probably not on most people’s minds at the moment so definitely pay attention to the bureau’s websites for any warnings issued,” said Ms Pyne.
This severe weather warning and heavy rain comes as Sydney prepares to host the ARIA awards at The Star on Wednesday evening. Looks like it’s going to be a wet red carpet!