Weather News

Sydney's spring soaking

Guy Dixon, Friday September 26, 2014 - 11:32 EST

Sydney's suburbs received a drenching yesterday afternoon as a band of thunderstorms flashed past.

A deep low pressure trough made its way over eastern parts of the state yesterday stimulating widespread showers and thunderstorms which made the radar light up like a Christmas tree.

With the initial band of fast moving thunderstorms, reports were made of small hail about Wahroonga, Carlingford and Parramatta along with heavy showers.

Kings Langley picked up the heaviest 24 hour total to 9am today with 25mm falling in the rain gauge. Nearer to the coast, Terrey Hills received a short deluge with 6.4 millimetres falling within just ten minutes.

Across the Sydney Basin during the time of the storms, 275 lightning strikes were recorded within a 30 kilometre radius of Baulkham Hills.

As the region of low pressure moved offshore overnight, a southerly flow has now taken its place. These moist winds moving along the Sydney coast present the chance of the odd isolated shower, although as the day progresses conditions should improve.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2014

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

NSW wild weather brings surprise snow to Goulburn and Blue Mountains, and heavy rain for Sydney

11:31 EST

The east coast of NSW is in for a day of wild weather, with heavy snowfall in some areas causing significant delays on major roads.

WA braces for hot spring weather as blast of early heat hits the Goldfields

11:10 EST

It is not just Perth feeling the exceptionally early burst of spring warmth, with central parts of Western Australia sizzling in record-breaking heat this past week.

Snow falls in Canberra region after hot spring day that reached 25 degrees

10:38 EST

Canberrans awoke to widespread snow on Tuesday morning that blanketed the surrounding region and delayed highway traffic.