NSW residents prepare for flash flooding as rain event lashes coast

2/07/2022 4:20:00 AM
NSW residents prepare for flash flooding as rain event lashes coast

More than a month's worth of rain is set to lash Sydney and the Illawarra today.

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Sydneysiders woke up this morning to very rainy and foggy conditions, sparking travel and weather warnings. DETAILS: 9News

More than a month's worth of rain is set to lash Sydney and the Illawarra today.

Up to 150 millimetres of rain is predicted today.(Louise Kennerley)"A surface trough is expected to deepen offshore from the Sydney Metropolitan area today and remain near-stationary over the remainder of the weekend, driving widespread showers and heavy rain along parts of the eastern coast of NSW," the bureau said.

"An East Coast Low may form within the trough early on Monday and linger until Tuesday, which will prolong this significant rainfall event across multiple days.Meteorologist Jonathan How said overnight the Illawarra saw more than 200 millimetres of rain.

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New South Wales coast will be battered by heavy rain over the coming week however Sydney is in the firing line today.NSW train drivers are pushing ahead with industrial action after the government"backtracked" on a $264 million offer to address safety issues.3 minutes ago A flood watch is in place stretching from the Hunter region to the South Coast due to prolonged heavy rainfall.New South Wales coast will be battered by heavy rain over the coming week however Sydney is in the firing line today.

More than a month's worth of rain is set to lash Sydney and the Illawarra today with multiple flood warnings in place across the city. Up to 150 millimetres of rain is predicted today. This means only 30 per cent of Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services will be operating. READ MORE: Residents have been warned to avoid unneccessary travel amid flash flooding concerns. (Louise Kennerley) The Bureau of Meteorology has warned this could cause flash flooding across Sydney and has warned motorists to avoid unnecessary travel. The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has been locked in long-running stoush with the Perrottet government over a new Korean-made Intercity fleet, which it says is unsafe. The timing could also not be worse for NSW residents as school holidays begin today and many families would be planning to head away. The timing could also not be worse for NSW residents as school holidays begin today and many families would be planning to head away.

"A surface trough is expected to deepen offshore from the Sydney Metropolitan area today and remain near-stationary over the remainder of the weekend, driving widespread showers and heavy rain along parts of the eastern coast of NSW," the bureau said. Advertisement Thousands of travellers stranded as Sydney trains cancelled over industrial dispute "This will be the fourth time the government has offered to make the changes, announced the changes, and then backtracked as a result of internal politics," it said in a statement on Friday. Torrential rain is headed for the NSW coast. (Weatherzone) "An East Coast Low may form within the trough early on Monday and linger until Tuesday, which will prolong this significant rainfall event across multiple days. "I'm just not sure where we go from here but our members are resolute," he said. "There is the potential for an East Coast Low to develop overnight Sunday or early Monday off the coast, which would prolong this heavy rainfall event into early next week, with consecutive days of heavy rainfall possible. "If an East Coast Low does form, damaging wind gusts may become a risk late on Sunday and into next week, depending on the strength and location of the low." READ MORE NSW government commits to $1b plan for faster train services Protected industrial action planned for Friday is going ahead, which will see train drivers refuse to operate foreign or privately made trains. "If an East Coast Low does form, damaging wind gusts may become a risk late on Sunday and into next week, depending on the strength and location of the low.

" Meteorologist Jonathan How said overnight the Illawarra saw more than 200 millimetres of rain. State Emergency Services responded to more than 230 calls for help in the past 24 hours, with the majority coming from the Illawarra. "It's going to be a very messy day," Mr Claassens said. READ MORE: Two 'serial killer' orcas causing 'terror' off nation's coast The Hawkesbury Nepean is a region at risk of major flooding for the fourth time in just two years. Meteorologist Jane Golding warned yesterday the catchment is already saturated and this incoming deluge could cause rivers to rise." Transport Minister David Elliott said on Thursday the government had offered railway workers $3,000 bonuses. Residents are now preparing for yet another flooding event after barely recovering from the last just a few months ago. The weather system may pick up again on Monday bringing further wet weather.

The eerie 'fossil dunes' shaped by wild winds in Abu Dhabi Meanwhile, in Queensland will see up to 25 millimetres of rain over the weekend before conditions ease temporarily. But Mr Classeens described the payments offered to railway workers, to get the fleet on the tracks without modifications, as "bribes". The weather system may pick up again on Monday bringing further wet weather. NSW warnings will be . A flow-on effect is likely to impact people travelling to Sydney airport and on buses.