It is a bit wet in Sydney today, and punters have noted that fact by sharing footage of the light drizzles on social media.
Residents across the city have inadvertently done a pretty good job of demonstrating how soggy it is to their interstate brethren, thanks to this kind of sopping wet footage from the CBD:
— Farhad (@farhadbyt) November 27, 2018
This #SydneyStorm is something else this morning. Glad to be dry(er) than I was 15 mins ago! #SydneyWeather pic.twitter.com/Y62nsS3yBF
— Liam Tapper (@liamtapper) November 27, 2018
The storm has literally and figuratively dampened Sydney’s tourism industry for the day, as evidenced by images of the barely-visible Sydney Harbour Bridge:
Commuters have also documented the manifold ways the rain has impacted the city’s rail system. Photos from the flooded Lewisham station underpass and other impacted hubs make the storm’s impact pretty clear:
Lewisham station pic.twitter.com/TItvw36IvD
— Leon Paap (@leonpaap) November 27, 2018
I feel ya, ceiling – I don’t want to do my job today either #SydneyStorm pic.twitter.com/Q9iqhXhOgb
— Bronwyn Taylor (@beemerry6) November 27, 2018
News.com.au reports the State Emergency Service has received 200 calls for assistance, including at least six calls to rescue drivers from floodwaters.
Commuters have been urged to take extreme care on the city’s roads, many of which have been inundated.
As if the footage and those warnings did not already put the storm’s scale in perspective, multiple weather stations in the broader Sydney area have already recorded rainfall over the past day well above November’s total average monthly rainfall.
The storms are expected to continue into the afternoon. As always, stay safe folks.
So its #raining and i was at my busstop and its the #sydneyrain from hell, and there is a #binchicken (crane) #invasion!! Somehow the #rain is #magic and creates a #place the bin-chickens #love!! 🗑🐓❤️🌧 pic.twitter.com/uLwoRQmKJo
— Nickey Designer from Twisted Doodles (@Nickey_is_Bored) November 27, 2018
Whaddya mean the course is closed?! #sydney #SydneyStorm pic.twitter.com/40LFjZ3Ktt
— CGC (@cammeraygolf) November 27, 2018
Steve even went for a swim WTF pic.twitter.com/mnSi3IHpYy
— Nikki Brown🎬 writer/producer (@vanillathkshake) November 27, 2018