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Sydney Misses The Worst Of The Storm As Central NSW Gets A Drenching

And there's more rain on the way.

13/03/2017 4:01 PM AEDT | Updated 13/03/2017 11:17 PM AEDT
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Stay indoors during storms, people.

A drenching is still coming to Australia's east coast this week.

Despite warnings of severe thunderstorms for most of Sydney on Monday afternoon, the city seems to have missed the brunt of it. Instead, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) released a weather warning for NSW's Central and Northern Tableland regions at 9:30PM.

The BoM advised residents in locations such as Armidale, Orange, Tamworth, Moree, Dubbo and Parkes prepare for heavy winds and the possibility of flash flooding overnight as the storm continues.

Earlier in the afternoon, some severe thunderstorms were seen around the state, particularly in the state's central west and north west slopes and plains.

Dubbo even managed to exceed a month's worth of rain within a day.

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If the sight of an upended wheelie bin set among small hail stones doesn't exactly scream "disaster", that's because thankfully, these storms have not yet wreaked the damage feared.

Bureau of Meteorology

Sydney missed being slammed by the worst of the weather after large storms moved further west and north of the city.

Bureau of Meteorology

As you can see, the situation was very different just 40 minutes earlier. With a moist easterly airflow and instability in the upper atmosphere, conditions were ripe for severe storms to form extremely quickly.

Bureau of Meteorology

At the very least, it gave some Sydneysiders the opportunity to snap some images of the types of sky you only get when something big could be brewing.

Although if you are a rainy-day enthusiast, hang in there, both Sydney and Brisbane are set for a week of rain with the storms seen on Monday only the beginning of what could be coming.

Meanwhile in marvellous Melbourne, the weather remains clear and lovely.

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