Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Sydney staying wet

Ben Domensino, Tuesday March 21, 2017 - 16:46 EDT

Sydney has already received half of its autumn average rainfall this month and could see more showers each day this week.

The city has endured a string of wet days so far this month, with 223mm of rain recorded across 17 of the first 21 days of March. This is well above average. Sydney usually sees 130mm of rain on 14 days during a typical March.

Thanks to a sodden month-to-date, this is now Sydney's second wettest start to autumn in 39 years. The city is already more than halfway to reaching its long-term autumn average of 378mm.

A persistent onshore flow of moisture from the Tasman Sea and low pressure troughs over eastern Australia have helped produce the prolific rain in the capital city this month.

Unfortunately for those that haven't enjoyed the wet weather, showers are forecast to affect Sydney each day for the rest of this week.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2017

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wintry end to autumn for Australia's southeast

13:47 EST

It's going to be a chilly end to autumn in Australia's southeast, with three cold fronts set to sweep through during the six days.

Odds favour Perth having drier, warmer winter than average

10:13 EST

Perth residents have been heralding the arrival of winter after heavy rainfall over the weekend and significant fog blanketed Perth city this week.

Another foggy start for Brisbane

15:20 EST

Flights were diverted from Brisbane Airport this morning as fog once again shrouded southeast Queensland.