First Comes The Drought, Then Come The Fires Followed By The Floods – What’s Next, Sydney?

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First Comes The Drought, Then Come The Fires Followed By The Floods – What’s Next, Sydney?

Sydney just can’t seem to catch a break from the wild weather.

From drought and water restrictions to fires and intense heatwaves, and now onto to low-pressure storms and flash flooding across the city, Sydneysiders are copping it all. Even a shark at Narrabeen lagoon!

@instagram Video footage and report credit to @itchyfeet1971

Sydney has just recorded its heaviest rainfall in up to three decades, but the deluge is not over yet as more rains are predicted to arrive by next weekend. Some areas received rainfall of up to 700mm since Wednesday. Robertson, in the southern Highlands, saw 500mm on the weekend alone, according to SBS news.

Near St marys. from r/sydney

In the city, buses replaced train services and commuters on the way to work were stranded as many roads were also cut off due to flash floods or fallen trees.

Screen telling it like it is at Strathfield this morning from r/sydney

Metro at Chatswood was flooded, this is the replacement bus situation at Macquarie Park from r/sydney

Others just had to stick out the wait.

The Sydney Trains “replacement bus service” at Chatswood. 250m queue and one bus. from r/sydney


Some people played ‘games’ to pass the time.

Got train delay bingo! from r/sydney

However, some had other ideas and decided to make the most of the wet weather and have some fun.

McDonalds Swim Thru from r/sydney

And the irony of our seemingly apocalyptic weather was not lost.

All of Sydney right now from r/sydney

I think this pretty much sums up our summer from r/sydney

Just fixing my apps from r/sydney

Regardless of what comes next, keep safe Sydney.

⚡ Yesterday at Burwood from r/sydney

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