One person is dead, two police officers have been injured and nearly 130 flights cancelled after a month's worth of rain was dumped on Sydney in just two hours. One man died in a auto accident.
The wild weather is causing chaos on Sydney's roads and transport network. The male office was being assessed for a possible concussion.
Close to 100mm fell at Observatory Hill in Sydney's CBD between 6am and 8am - easily eclipsing the November average of 83.8mm.
Mosman recorded 118mm to 9am while Chatswood had 105mm, including 66mm within one hour.
Rain is pouring out of the walls at Woolworths Town Hall.
Shoalhaven's Porters Creek Dam has recorded the state's highest total so far, copping 168mm this morning.
About 90 domestic flights and four global flights have been cancelled due to the weather.
Elsewhere, Sydney airport was reduced to using a single runway as it was hit by strong winds and 39mm of rain.
NSW Police are urging motorists to "take extra care on the roads today with horrendous weather now lashing Sydney".
The central Sydney area had received 90 millimetres of rain
A fireman sits on a road holding a hose that is pumping water out of a residential block after it flooded due to heavy rain in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 28, 2018.
My gf is now trying to swim to work.
Australia is no stranger to extreme weather, experiencing flash floods, sandstorms and even extreme drought in areas that are now being inundated.
"We can't stress enough that motorists should never attempt to drive through floodwaters or cross flooded causeways", Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said in a statement.
Flooding also forced the cancellation of trains between Sydenham and Campsie and light rail services, while ferries between Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park were cancelled.
The SES is also braced for more call outs from tree damage with the rains softening the soil and wind gusts of up to 90km/h occurring as part of the storm.
The severe conditions were the result of a line of thunderstorms that rumbled across New South Wales, extending from the northwest of the state down to the southeast of the Sydney Basin.
The low pressure system which caused havoc for commuters and emergency services on Wednesday is expected to move on from the NSW coast by Thursday morning, easing conditions in Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter region.More news: Elon Musk: Tesla ‘Faced A Severe Threat Of Death’ Earlier This Year
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