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Sydney Set To Get Soaked For Final Week Of Summer

It's going to be wet next week in Sydney.

25/02/2017 8:15 AM AEDT | Updated 25/02/2017 9:10 AM AEDT
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Sydney is set for lots of rain over the next week.

NSW heat records may have fallen earlier this month, but it looks unlikely any more sizzling days are on the way for Sydney this summer.

Instead, there's going to be rain. Lots of it.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts Sydney rain falls of potentially up to 40 millimetres on Sunday, with the wet weather tipped continue through to Friday next week.

The drenching has already begun on Saturday morning and is likely to stick around for the rest of the day, including the chance of a thunderstorm.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Neil Fraser told Fairfax that it was quite wet overnight.

"Rose Bay has had 44 millimetres since 9am yesterday, the highest in a metro area. Manly has had 12 millimetres and the city 6.6 millimetres," he's quoted as saying.

"After this weekend there will be continuing showers... for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday."

With so much rain around, the max temperature in Sydney is predicted to stay at a cool 24 degrees Celsius.

For the rest of the country, Melbourne is also looking at a cool day on Saturday, with a forecast max of 21 degrees.

Temperatures in Hobart, Canberra and Adelaide are tipped to stay in the 20s, while in Brisbane and Darwin it's predicted to hit the low 30s.

Perth, meanwhile, is in for a very hot and sunny day, with a forecasted maximum of 40 degrees.


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