Showery Saturday for SydneyDrew Casper-Richardson, Saturday February 16, 2013 - 14:20 EDT
Sydneysiders had a glimpse of the sun on Saturday morning before a line of showers rolled through the City.
Early in the morning whilst most of the City slept, showers moved through the northern parts of Sydney. This shower brought 7mm to Terrey Hills. It cleared soon after and Sydney awoke to partly cloudy skies with a good dose of blue skies. This didn't last long though with dark clouds rolling in off the Pacific Ocean as a band of showers drenched the City. The showers caught many by surprise sending those enjoying the outdoors scurrying for cover.
Showers were heaviest in the City and eastern suburbs. The City itself picked up 28mm with 10mm falling in just 10 minutes. Elsewhere, Rose Bay picked up 22mm and Strathfield 15mm. These rain rates are enough to cause localised flash flooding with drains struggling to keep up.
More of the same can expected throughout the rest of Saturday and into Sunday with sunny breaks in between the showers.
© Weatherzone 2013
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