Heavy rain caused flash flooding along Parramatta Rd at Five Dock. Picture: Glenn Miller.
Heavy rain caused flash flooding along Parramatta Rd at Five Dock. Picture: Glenn Miller.

Storms, heavy rains batter Sydney overnight

SYDNEY was drenched with more heavy this morning, the tail-end of 'super-cell' storms that battered the NSW coast and parts of the city across the night.

Despite a severe thunderstorm warning being cancelled after torrential rain and hail lashed the state's coast overnight, heavy rain continued to fall on Sydney making it a wet and wild ride indo work for early morning Sydney commuters.

Heavy rain caused flash flooding along Parramatta Rd at Five Dock. Picture: Glenn Miller.
Heavy rain caused flash flooding along Parramatta Rd at Five Dock. Picture: Glenn Miller.

 

Severe squalls and "dangerous" supercells developed across the Hunter and mid north coast on Thursday afternoon and evening, delivering destructive winds, heavy rain and hailstones up to five centimetres in width in some areas.

Severe thunderstorms hit the southern tablelands, central tablelands and Sydney metro areas with hailstones up to three centimetres wide hitting Oberon in the central tablelands, Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Gabrielle Woodhouse said.

The city was lashed by wild weather overnight. Pictures by: Glenn Miller.
The city was lashed by wild weather overnight. Pictures by: Glenn Miller.

 

A severe weather warning was also issued for the northwest slopes and plains with gusty winds expected to exceed 90km per hour in the area.

The storm activity continued throughout the night and is expected to ease by about lunchtime on Friday.

"The whole system that is producing the trigger is moving eastwards ... so we will see thunderstorms move off to the east and by lunchtime, we should see it all out by the Tasman Sea," Ms Woodhouse said.



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