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Stay dry, Sydney: city braces for another seven days of rain

Sydneysiders can expect a dreary end to the school holidays, with showers set to persist for at least the next seven days.

At least 1.6 millimetres of rain fell at Observatory Hill in the city on Sunday, while the heaviest rainfalls in the state lashed Darkes Forest near Wollongong which saw 5.8 millimetres of rain.

Storm clouds gather at Centennial Park.

Storm clouds gather at Centennial Park.Credit:Steven Siewert

Showers are expected to continue steadily throughout Sunday evening into Monday, with between one and two millimetres expected on Monday for the CBD, and up to 5 millimetres predicted for the eastern suburbs.

“We have a trough that’s sitting off the coast at the moment and it’s bringing these south-easterly winds of between 15 and 30 kilometres per hour and pushing showers onto the coast,” meteorologist Elli Blandford of the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Temperatures are expected to remain moderate for the start of the week, with Sydney’s CBD to hit 21 degrees on Monday, with a maximum of 25 degrees on Tuesday.

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