Following yesterday’s brief but menacing storm, Sydney is set to feel mother nature’s wrath again this afternoon, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issuing a severe weather warning for the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra and South Coast regions.
The BoM has warned Sydneysiders to expect damaging winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous surf conditions as thunderstorms and heavy rain lash the region later today.
An East Coast Low pressure system is likely to develop offshore from the Hunter Coast this morning, intensifying throughout the day.
Damaging winds of around 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are forecast, while heavy rain may lead to flash flooding.
The State Emergency Service has advised people to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, keep clear of fallen power lines and stay away from creeks and storm drains.
The BoM’s MetEye foreacast for Sydney at 5pm estimates 10-20mm of rain over a 3-hour period.
Here are some of the best photo’s posted on social media of yesterday’s storm.
Sydney Storm pic.twitter.com/l5UBINlwYQ
— Lance Lenehan (@LanceLenehan) October 13, 2014
— Carol Holmes (@Caz_SBS) October 13, 2014
— Trevor Long (@trevorlong) October 13, 2014
— Daniel Shaw (@DanielShawAU) October 13, 2014
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