Experts reckon up to 150 millimetres of rain could drench Sydney and the Illawarra on Saturday July 2 with multiple flood warnings issued across New South Wales. Just in time for the school holidays… *massive collective groan*.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology (which I could not spell correctly the first time if my life depended on it), flash flooding could cause major disruptions for Sydney residents.
#SevereWeatherWarning is current for heavy rainfall to develop about the #Sydney metropolitan, #Illawarra and #CentralTablelands districts during Saturday. Heavy rainfall may lead to #FlashFlooding and increases potential for #landslides. See BoM warnings: https://t.co/Ss766eSCrL pic.twitter.com/i0lhBuvARW— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) July 1, 2022
“This time of year is normally a drier time of year than summer, but we’re still looking at probably widespread falls anywhere from 100 to 200 millimetres for large parts of the New South Wales coast over the four or five-day period from Saturday,” senior meteorologist Dean Narramore told the ABC.
“We’re looking at maybe a month’s worth of rain in a few days.”
Bloody hell. Batten down the hatches, mates!
⚠️#FloodWatch updated for #NSW. Flooding possible in parts of #Hunter, #CentralCoast, #GreaterSydney and #SouthCoast from Saturday. Major Flooding possible in the #HawkesburyNepeanValley over the weekend. See https://t.co/AdztI2rqg1 for more; follow advice from @NSWSES#NSWFloods pic.twitter.com/3865EquHCX— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) July 1, 2022
The BOM has advised that major flooding could occur in the Hunter, Central Coast, Greater Sydney, South Coast and Hawkesbury Nepean Valley this weekend.
So, if you live anywhere near there or know someone who does, make sure they’re up to speed!
A cloud band across eastern #Aus bringing #rain and cold conditions. More than 200mm overnight south of #Wollongong.— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) July 1, 2022
The focus of rain this weekend will be #Sydney and the #Illawarra; a warning is current for 6hr totals of 80-150mm 🌧️
Latest warnings: https://t.co/VYMXkxrpw6 pic.twitter.com/tx5qhyVt1C
The news comes after the area south of Wollongong copped a staggering 200 millimetres of rainfall on Friday night. You read that correctly. In one, singular night.
Earlier this week PEDESTRIAN.TV covered the extensive weather warnings issued for the next month.
Areas most likely to cop a drenching include the NT, WA, Qld and New South Wales. Great time to be a Melburnian or one of the six people who live in Canberra.
An upper trough over #WesternAustralia is bringing much cooler temperatures than usual for this time of year. Maximum temps for the #NT will be 6 to 12 degrees below average and western# Qld will experience below average temperatures this week. pic.twitter.com/2tLPl81GQs— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) June 27, 2022
“Rain will become heavier and more widespread between Thursday and Saturday as the cloud band slowly drifts further east,” said a spokesperson for Weatherzone.
Apparently, we’re about to cop “several months’ worth” of liquid spraying us incessantly.
For the latest New South Wales updates, check the BOM’s website so you don’t cop a sudden soaking this weekend.