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Sydney's second soaking

Guy Dixon, Wednesday August 13, 2014 - 12:40 EST

Heavy showers continued throughout the night over parts of the Sydney Basin where residents of the Northern Beaches received in excess of 60mm.

To 9am yesterday, parts of Sydney's eastern suburbs received some of the most substantial rain since mid-way through April. Parched gardens around Sydney's suburbs have received a well earned drink after heavy showers continued overnight.

These showers which continued into the evening were concentrated further north however and consolidated some of the healthy falls seen the previous day.

A moisture laden southerly flow steered by a broad high pressure ridge was responsible for the showers which soaked the Beaches. As these moist breezes were blowing almost parallel to the coast, the most significant falls were collected over the coastal fringe.

In the 24 hours to 9am today, Avalon (Wollstonecraft Avenue) picked up a colossal 68mm, the heaviest August rain in more than a decade.

Surrounding suburbs also collected some of the heaviest rain in around at least six months. Frenchs Forest saw 29mm, the heaviest fall since February while Terrey Hills received their heaviest rain since November with 27mm.

The showers have continued moving north over the Hunter coast whilst easing. Nobbys Head still managed to pick up 22mm however making it the heaviest August rainfall since 2007.

- Weatherzone

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