Mr Narramore stated “minor to major flooding” was going down from the Queensland border to the Victorian border.
“As we saw, widespread heavy rainfall and in some areas intense, life-threatening rainfall that brought devastating flash flooding to some suburbs particularly in south-west and western Sydney,” he stated.
He stated the rain was more likely to ease in Sydney later this afternoon and transfer south into the Illawarra area.
“Our focus tonight will shift not only to the increasing river levels and the major flooding but also damaging winds likely to develop, particularly around the Illawarra escarpment, Sydney metropolitan area,” he stated.
Damaging winds have been additionally forecast for the South Coast and north into the Hunter area.
“Then tomorrow we should see those rain areas ease to showers on the coastal communities,” he stated.
“Finally on Thursday, there may be some good news where most of the state might actually see a fine, mostly sunny day with just a few showers about in north-eastern NSW.
“So a troublesome 24 hours, even 48 hours forward, and even when the rain does cease on Wednesday and Thursday, which it can, there’s nonetheless quite a lot of water in these rivers.”