It’s not news that the weather is terrible right now, but residents of the Greater Sydney area are urged to prepare for particularly severe weather conditions over the next 24 hours. There is currently 23 separate warnings in place statewide, with severe thunderstorms forecast just north of Sydney on the central coast, as far north as Newcastle and as far south as the beaches to the north.
ð©ï¸ Severe thunderstorm warning â ï¸ for destructive winds and heavy precipitation for the Grand #Newcastle, #Hunter, # Central Coast, #Blue mountains, #Hawkesbury. # Flash flood is a risk. Make sure you drive in the conditions and watch for warnings and radar: https://t.co/Ss766eSCrL pic.twitter.com/hnGYAQq2oa
– Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) 25 November 2021
The worst stormy skies are expected to miss the Sydney metropolitan area, but destructive winds and heavy precipitation are still forecast for neighboring areas including the Hunter, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas. The BoM warns against driving due to the risk of flash flooding. A powerful The La NiÃ±a event in the Pacific has been officially confirmed by the BoM, which has so far soaked huge swathes of Australia’s east coast, making November one of the wettest on record .
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