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After That Crazy Heat, A Storm Is Now Saturating Sydney

And there's flash flooding.

07/02/2017 12:40 PM AEDT | Updated 07/02/2017 4:52 PM AEDT

Sydney's weather continues to make headlines as the end of the extreme heat now sees the city now battling heavy rain and storms.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued on Tuesday morning by the Bureau of Meteorology for parts of New South Wales. The warning has since been downgraded and the immediate threat has now passed, although the NSW capital is still battling unsavoury weather.

Naturally people have flocked to social media, posting amazing images of the storm that's saturating Sydney.

#sydneyweather what is happening? Double bay flooded! #sydneystorm #getthebrolly @abcnews pic.twitter.com/wcHQRIFjTI

BoM has reported that Canterbury recorded a massive 30mm of rain in a half an hour period. Marrickville recorded 46mm and Sydney 35mm over the space of an hour.

Channel 9 has reported that motorists are being told avoid Sydney's Anzac Bridge due to flooding and there is delays, diversions and cancellations at Sydney Airport.

Sydney had been battling extreme heat over the past few days, with temperatures reaching above 40C in a number of areas across the NSW capital.



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