Rainstorms, flooding and energy cuts hit NSW as faculty shut

Good morning and welcome to a sodden Monday morning in Sydney following rainstorms throughout the state’s coast.

Circumstances have eased in a single day, however the Bureau of Meteorology is warning these returning to work could face a harmful commute, with fallen timber and flooding affecting public transport and roads.

Locals direct traffic through floodwater at Tempe on Sunday.

Locals direct site visitors by means of floodwater at Tempe on Sunday.Credit score:AAP

Evacuation orders have been issued for components of Sydney late on Sunday, affecting residents close to Narrabeen Lagoon, Pitt City Bottoms, Richmond Lowlands and components of the Georges River. Near 40 colleges have been closed. 

We will likely be bringing you reside updates all through the morning. Put on boots (not thongs…) and please don’t try to stroll, cycle or drive by means of floodwater.