Floods in Sydney and NSWBack to list
Stormy weather brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of New South Wales in Australia on 09 February 2023. Over 20 people had to be rescued.
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology reported intense rainfall in several areas. Audley Royal National Park, situated about 35 km (22 miles) from Sydney recorded 74mm of rain in 1 hour. Bellambi, a suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra region recorded 96mm in 1 hour. Shellharbour Airport in the Illawarra region recorded 73mm in 1 hour.
The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) said teams responded to more than 500 calls for help as intense heavy rainfall lashed parts of the south coast, Illawarra and metropolitan Sydney areas. A number of roads were closed. Sydney Airport said due to storms in the vicinity of the airport, there are delays and diversions to some services.
SES said the Illawarra region was one of the hardest hit, with over 350 incidents and 21 rescues from flood water recorded.