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One month’s worth of rain to fall in Sydney within two days as motorists brace hazardous conditions

Not ANOTHER soaking! One month’s worth of rain to fall in Sydney in just 48 hours as motorists brace for hazardous driving conditions

  • Parts of Sydney and Central Coast got more than month’s worth of rain in a day
  • Northern beaches copped 84mm while Gosford was swamped with 110.8mm
  • More rain for Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter on Friday and Saturday
  • Motorists have been urged to take care in the treacherous driving conditions 

Some areas of Sydney copped more than a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours on Thursday – and the soaking isn’t over yet.

Another drenching has been forecast for Friday and Saturday with meteorologists warning of possible storm activity in the Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter regions.

Motorists were urged to take care in the hazardous driving conditions.

‘Widespread rainfall around northern Sydney, the Central Coast, and Newcastle overnight and this morning. Take care for your wet commute to work today!’ the NSW Bureau of Meteorology tweeted on Friday morning.

Sydneysiders will need their umbrellas on Friday and Saturday with more rain forecast

The treacherous conditions prompted a warning from the NSW State Emergency Service for motorists to take care.

‘The NSW east coast will get more rain this weekend than in the last two months,’ it posted.

‘Parts of Northern Sydney and the Central Coast are expected to see 100-120 mm tomorrow with snow possible in Lithgow and Oberon as well.’

In Sydney, Forestville on the northern beaches recorded the highest rainfall with 84mm in the 24 hours until 8am Friday, followed by Mosman (74mm).

The most rain was seen north of Sydney with Gosford swamped with 110.8mm, followed by Blacksmith and while Terrigal Reservoir received 95mm, well above the region’s average August rainfall of 73mm.

'Nice day in the harbour! Love the rain in Sydney,' former Test cricketer Damien Martyn tweeted on Thursday, along with this photo

‘Nice day in the harbour! Love the rain in Sydney,’ former Test cricketer Damien Martyn tweeted on Thursday, along with this photo

The harbour city copped a soaking overnight with some areas getting more than 80mm

The harbour city copped a soaking overnight with some areas getting more than 80mm

‘A coastal trough sitting off the Central Coast has resulted in the steady rainfall,’ Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Jordan Nortara told Daily Mail Australia.

‘There will be consistent rainfall for Sydney’s northern metropolitan areas, the Central Coast and Hunter on Friday before easing on Saturday.’

Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe added: ‘Sydney and the Hunter is where the focus still lies today — in particular the Central Coast where we’ve seen upwards 100mm from the (wet weather) event already.’ 

Sydney will receive between 20 and 60mm of rain on Friday and reach a top of 16C while the Central Coast will cop at least 30mm.

‘There’s a possibility storm activity may also occur in the regions,’ Mr Notora told Daily Mail Australia. 

Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid north coast was blanketed in hail on Thursday night

Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid north coast was blanketed in hail on Thursday night

The NSW coast as far north as Coffs Harbour felt the brunt of the wild weather.

Coffs Fish Coop posted video of a wild hailstorm on Thursday night with the ground blanketed in hail that looked like snow.

‘Just for the non believers… this is what Coffs Harbour Marina looked like at around 6pm,’ it posted on Instagram.

Sydney’s Observatory Hill received 43mm of rain in 24 hours up until 8am on Friday to take August’s rainfall tally to 50mm, well below the city’s monthly average of 80mm. 

A wild hailstorm caused chaos in Coffs Harbour with hail that looked like snow

A wild hailstorm caused chaos in Coffs Harbour with hail that looked like snow

Parts of Sydney's northern beaches copped more than a month's worth of rain within 24 hours

Parts of Sydney’s northern beaches copped more than a month’s worth of rain within 24 hours

Elsewhere across Australia, it will be raining in Brisbane, where it will reach a top of 23C on Friday.

Canberra woke up to a chilly morning which will warm up to a high of 14C while Melbourne will reach a top of 16C.

A cold front coming over the south-west of the country will bring rain and possible thunderstorms to Perth and a top of 19C.

Elsewhere, Adelaide is sunny with a top of 18C, Hobart is partly cloudy with a top of 15C, while in the Top End, Darwin is expected to reach 32.

'Cheers for the crappy weather Sydney,' one woman posted on Thursday

‘Cheers for the crappy weather Sydney,’ one woman posted on Thursday

The rain will continue for Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter regions on Friday

The rain will continue for Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter regions on Friday

WEATHER FORECAST FOR CITY

 Sydney 

Friday: Min 11 Max 15

– 20 to 50mm of rain and cloudy 

Saturday: Min 11 Max 19

– Possible morning shower and light winds 

Sunday: Min 9 Max 22

– Mostly sunny with light winds 

Monday: Min 11 Max 22 

 – Sunny with light winds

Melbourne 

Friday: Min 3 Max 16

 – Morning frost and sunny

Saturday: Min 7 Max 18

 – Sunny with light winds 

Sunday: Min 12 Max 19

– Light showers and cloudy

Monday: Min 8 Max 19 

– Light showers and windy 

Perth 

Friday: Min 12 Max 19

– 6 to 15mm of rain with thunderstorms 

Saturday: Min 11 Max 20

– Morning showers of 6 to 8mm 

Sunday: Min 11 Max 21

– Shower or two of 10 to 15mm of rain  

Monday: Min 10 Max 20 

– showers of 1 to 6mm of rain

Canberra 

Friday: Min -2 Max 15

–  Sunny and possible morning frost

Saturday: Min -1 Max 17

 – Sunny throughout the day

Sunday: Min 1 Max 19

 – Showers later in the day

Monday: Min 1 Max 19 

–  Possible showers 

 Adelaide  

Friday: Min 5 Max 18

– Sunny with winds 

Saturday: Min 10 Max 20

– Increasingly cloudy with possible showers 

Sunday: Min 11 Max 17

– Partly cloudy with light rain 

Monday: Min 8 Max 21 

– Partly cloudy with possible showers 

Darwin 

Friday: Min 17 Max 32

– Sunny with light winds 

Saturday: Min 18 Max 32

– Sunny with light winds 

Sunday: Min 19 Max 32

– Sunny with morning fog 

Monday: Min 20 Max 32 

– Sunny with light winds 

Hobart  

Friday: Min 3 Max 15

 – Sunny with morning frost

Saturday: Min 3 Max 19

 – Mostly sunny with light winds

Sunday: Min 8 Max 17

–  Possible late shower

Monday: Min 7 Max 17 

–  Possible shower 

Brisbane  

Friday: Min 12 Max 23

– Shower or two 0 to 3 mm of rain 

Saturday: Min 11 Max 24

–  Mostly sunny with light winds

Sunday: Min 12 Max 26

–  Mostly sunny with light winds

Monday: Min 12 Max 28 

– Sunny with light winds

  Source: Australian Bureau Of Meteorology

 

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