Heavy rain forecast for Sydney after long dry spell

Sydney is set to experience its dryest September on record. The grass at Sydney Park is suffering from the lack of rain as Sydney looks set to experience its dryest September on record.28th September 2017 Photo: Janie Barrett
Sydney is set to experience its dryest September on record. The grass at Sydney Park is suffering from the lack of rain as Sydney looks set to experience its dryest September on record.28th September 2017 Photo: Janie Barrett

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The Bureau of Meteorology predicts 15-25 mm of rain will fall on Sydney, most likely in the morning. Temperatures are likely to hover between 18-20 degrees through the whole day.

It will be the first decent rain for the city's withered parks, sports fields and gardens since June 10, when Sydney received 20 mm in one day.

Weatherzone meteorologist Jacobus Cronje said the downpour would be a welcome relief.

"It won't just be a few droplets," he said. "We can expect showers and possibly storms. Finally Sydney will have some decent rain."

Sydney has experienced a record dry spell, with 76 consecutive days with less than 2mm of rain.

"The bureau is forecasting 15-25 mm on Friday, which is more than Sydney has had for the past two months combined," Mr Cronje said.

"Sydney has just experienced the driest September on record and so far October has been the driest on record but hopefully that will change tomorrow."

Sydney residents will have to re-familiarise themselves with umbrellas, raincoats and windscreen wipers but only briefly as the wet weather is expected to clear in the afternoon.

The temperature will reach a top of 22 degrees on Friday before cooling down on Saturday when a maximum of 19 degrees is forecast.

Saturday is forecast to be dry with only a 5 per cent chance of rain.

The weather will warm up progressively throughout next week, reaching a maximum of 28 on Wednesday and . 31 degrees by Thursday.

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