Sydney is experiencing its wettest year on record with another three months to spare. The city broke its previous annual record of 2,194mm of rain which was set in 1950. More downpour is expected this weekend and over the summer with a third La Nina spell currently underway.
Sydney has experienced two La Ninas in a row with more rain and storms expected in the coming days.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) Gabrielle Woodhouse said that flooding and thunderstorms can be expected in the far west.
“These storms are quite severe in nature and they can bring the risk of heavy rain, flash flooding, damaging winds and hail.”
She also added that the rain and storms are expected to persist in the coming days. “We’re probably not going to see that break down until we see La Nina start to weaken and move back into neutral territory,” Ms Woodhouse said.
In the meantime, the BOM has issued flood warnings for parts of NSW. Deniliquin, Tibooburra, Cobar, Bourke, Broken Hill and Wentworth are some locations that could be impacted.
Ongoing flood risk has also been predicted for the ACT and the Northern Territory with possible rain and thunderstorms in South Australia.
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