Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino says Sydney has been getting the equal of a full Sydney Harbour’s price of rain day by day in the course of the latest heavy climate occasion.
“It’s arduous to fathom that we’re seeing a rain occasion of this magnitude hitting this a part of Australia as soon as once more,” he instructed At present.
“We now have had a number of of them already this yr however this one specifically has been distinctive heavy for areas close to and south of Sydney.
“The Illawarra coast has had about 600mm over the past three days. That’s about the whole annual common for locations like Canberra and Melbourne falling simply over 72 hours.
“200-400mm has fallen round Sydney, the Warragamba Dam catchment and the Blue Mountains. We now have exceeded the month-to-month common within the first days of July.
“And there was 100-200mm within the Central Coast and the Hunter as effectively.”
Domensino mentioned the rain would ease later within the week, however the subsequent 24 hours might see between 50-100mm fall between Illawarra and the Hunter.
Even a small quantity of rain could be sufficient to trigger “important flood points”, as a consequence of repeated rain occasions leaving catchments soaked.
And he warned above-average falls might proceed to be anticipated in coming months.
“No-one needs to see any extra flooding however we have to keep vigilant and, I suppose, put together for the worst-case eventualities within the months forward,” Domensino mentioned.