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Sydney weather: Danger to life warning issued as storm hits

Warning as ‘very dangerous storm’ strikes Sydney after causing landslides and flash flooding down south with 73mm of rain pummelling down in just an hour: ‘Do NOT drive’

A ‘very dangerous’ storm has hit Sydney.

Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit the Sydney suburbs of Hurstville, Kurnell and Thirroul first and Bankstown, Holsworthy and Randwick by 2.40pm.

‘Other severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall were detected on the weather radar near Sydney Airport and Botany,’ the bureau of meteorology  said. 

‘They are forecast to affect Maroubra by 2.10pm.’ 

‘An approaching upper trough is combining with an unstable environment to trigger severe thunderstorms across New South Wales,’ the bureau said.

‘Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Metropolitan and Illawarra districts.’

Heavy falls are also expected for inland areas from Orange to Yass. 


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