Sydney can expect cloudy, rainy days to persist well into next week after a late, blustery change on Saturday brought a wet and wild end to the warm, humid weather.
While the arrival of the change has brought storms and moderate rainfall of 20-25 millimetres to much of Sydney, the city has been spared the more severe storm activity and flooding that has been seen in some other parts of the state, particularly around the North-Western Slopes and Snowy Mountains.
The highest rainfall in the state was 97 millimetres at Mount Lindsay near Wee Waa. Further south, at Tumbarumba, 59 millimetres of rain led to flash flooding, with the SES forced to carry out a number of rescues.
The maximum temperature at Sydney’s Observatory Hill on Sunday was 14.7 degrees – a drop of more than 10 degrees from Saturday’s maximum of 25 – and it’s forecast to remain similarly cool on Monday.