Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Sydney and Greater Wollongong areas.

Issued at 2:14 pm Tuesday, 22 February 2022.
INTENSE RAINFALL OCCURRING ABOUT THE SYDNEY AREA

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:10 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Parramatta, Sutherland, Sydney City, Sydney Airport, Sydney Olympic Park and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They are forecast to affect Hornsby, Liverpool and Helensburgh by 2:40 pm and Richmond, Windsor and Campbelltown by 3:10 pm.
Intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding and damaging winds are likely.

Wyong (Olney Forest) has recorded 80mm of rainfall in the 45 minutes to 10:30am.
92km/h wind gust was recorded at Molineux Point at 1:19pm
Marrickville Golf Club has recorded 61mm in 1hr to 2:00pm.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.