Soaking Sydney's showers to come and goRob Sharpe, Thursday April 4, 2013 - 09:27 EDT
Sydney has sloshed through its wettest start to April in 14 years with more to come.
In the 24 hours to 9am this morning Sydney has gained 61mm, the heaviest fall since January when the remnants on Tropical Cyclone Oswald brought 95mm to the city. The heaviest falls were in the southeast with Cronulla picking up its heaviest April rain in 15 years with 91mm. Further west falls have been lighter with Penrith, Camden and Richmond all seeing less than 5mm.
Since the rain began early on Wednesday morning Sydney has gained more than 85mm, with the April average of 126mm well within reach.
Today, showers will persist through most of the day and spread into the western suburbs, before easing. Many people will be relieved to hear that Friday should be mostly dry, with just a shower or two, most likely near the coast. However on Saturday, there is the risk that showers will pick up again during the afternoon or evening. These showers should then clear during Sunday.
Looking further ahead, wet weather will remain a feature for the next fortnight due to the persistence of moist onshore winds.
© Weatherzone 2013
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