It’s not news that the weather is terrible right now, but people across the Greater Sydney region are being urged to prepare for particularly severe weather over the next 24 hours. There are currently 23 separate warnings in place across the state, with severe thunderstorms predicted just north of Sydney on the Central Coast, as far north as Newcastle and as far south as the northern beaches.
🌩️Warning Thunderstorm Warning ⚠️for harmful winds and heavy rainfall for Greater #Newcastle, #Hunter, #Central Coast, #BlueMountains, #Hawkesbury. # Flash flood is a risk. Be sure to drive to the conditions and monitor warnings and radar: https://t.co/Ss766eSCrL pic.twitter.com/hnGYAQq2oa
– Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) November 25, 2021
The worst of the stormy skies should miss Metropolitan Sydney, but damaging winds and heavy rainfall are still forecast for neighboring regions, including the Hunter, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas. BoM warns against driving due to risk of flooding. A powerful The La Niña event in the Pacific has been formally confirmed by the BoM, which has so far soaked huge parts of Australia’s east coast, making this one of the wettest November ever.