Illawarra Newsroom

Severe weather warning for the Illawarra today

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The Weather Bureau has issued another Severe Weather Warning for the Illawarra for Monday.

The East Coast Low has weakened into a trough over the Hunter District, onshore flow south of the trough is still directing humid air onshore, causing moderate to at times heavy rainfall in areas near and to the south of the trough.

Drier air will push gradually northwards up the New South Wales coast through the afternoon, clearing most of the rain out of the Illawarra, Blue Mountains and Sydney regions by late tonight.

Although rain rates have generally eased, heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is still possible today in the Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Sydney Metropolitan, and parts of Hunter (including Central Coast) districts.

Heavy rainfall is possible over the Sydney Metropolitan and Illawarra districts this morning before starting to ease during the afternoon and evening.

Six-hourly rainfall totals between 60 to 100 mm are possible.

Winds have gradually eased overnight and are no longer expected to be damaging.

Rainfall will further contribute to flooding already being experienced, and maintains the potential for landslides.

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