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Date: 2021-09-05 05:54:13

Sydney’s rainy Saturday

Andrew Casper-Richardson, 5 September 2021

A low-pressure trough and cold front brought a soggy start to the first weekend of spring, delivering 10-20 millimeters of rain to most Sydney suburbs on Saturday. 

Sydneysiders awoke to a blanket of thick cloud on Saturday and the rain set in during the afternoon. The rain was not particularly heavy but it was persistent. In Sydney city itself there was at least some rain recorded every hour between 3pm and 10pm. After a brief reprieve during the late evening, the rain tumbled down once again from midnight to around sunrise. In total, Sydney received 11.6mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday. 

Image: Hourly rainfall at Sydney Observatory Hill

Holsworthy recorded the highest total in the Sydney basin, picking up 20mm. Elsewhere Rose Bay recorded 14mm, Liverpool 12mm and 13mm fell at both Hornsby and Mona Vale. It was drier in the far western suburbs with 4mm falling at Penrith and Richmond. 

After gloomy start to Father’s Day, skies quickly cleared and it will remain dry during much of the day before the chance of showers returns from later afternoon and into the early evening. 

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