Western suburbs inundated by rain

WESTERN Sydney has been battered by wild weather over the last 24 hours. 

On Monday, residents braced themselves for heavy rains, gale-forced winds and flooding as ex-tropical cyclone Oswald slowly moved down the NSW coast after causing havoc in Queensland and northern NSW.

To view a gallery of pictures of the flood-affected Parramatta CBD click here: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/1264698/parramatta-battered-by-wild-weather/?cs=1497

Bureau Of Meteorology forecaster Neale Fraser said conditions were the heaviest during the night. 

‘‘We received one month’s worth of rain in one day which caused localised flooding in certain areas,’’ he said. 

‘‘Conditions weren't as severe as heavy rainfall fell through the 24 hours rather than a heavy amount in short bursts.’’

Prospect Reservoir recorded the highest rainfall in western Sydney with 101 millimetres falling in that area.  

In other parts, rainfall totalled 79 millimetres in Parramatta, 82 millimetres in Toongabbie, 83 millimetres in Redbank Road in Toongabbie and 70 millimetres in Guildford.  

Mr Fraser said conditions were to ease by noon, today. 

‘‘We should have lighter rain today with conditions to clear by late morning to midday,’’ he said. 

‘‘Temperatures should reach high 20’s to 30’s.  

‘‘The rest of the week should remain fairly clear until Friday when showers are expected to return.’’

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