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.
— Amanda Syrowatka (@rinny_ubud) February 6, 2017
Sydney finally got some rain pic.twitter.com/Q15hrZDJkL— Catherine Cranston (@CatCranston) February 7, 2017
i feel like the people tweeting about the Rain in Sydney are the same people who were tweeting a few days ago about the Sun in Sydney— This Instant (@fivewalls) February 7, 2017
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.
So far this morning, there have been 2446 lightning strikes within 10 nautical miles of Sydney Airport ⚡⚡⚡ pic.twitter.com/OOICYLO4Iw— Sydney Airport ✈️ (@SydneyAirport) February 7, 2017
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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