Heavy rain forecast in Sydney weekend weather

Sydney is set to cop a weekend drenching, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning of a possible thunderstorm.

Up to 50mm of rain could soak the New South Wales capital on Sunday, with the city’s west set to cop the brunt of the rain.

There is also a high chance of rain on Saturday, but falls will be lighter, with BoM predicting an average of three to 10mm.

Sydney is set for heavy rain this weekend. (Kate Geraghty)

Light rain is possible today, with the chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon.

The BoM has said there could be further warnings issued across NSW, with rain likely this weekend anywhere from the Western Slopes region eastward, intensifying towards the coast.

The south coast, including Bateman’s Bay and Bega, could also see up to 50mm of rain, particularly on Saturday night and Sunday.

Dam levels remain high across the state, while the Forbes region in the Central West waits for floodwaters to recede.

Flood warnings downgraded in NSW Central West but more rain expected this weekend.
The NSW Central West region has been battered by floods. (Dean Sewell)

Major flooding is expected at Jemalong today.

Melbourne too is set for a potentially rainy weekend, though with smaller falls on Saturday and Sunday.

There is a chance of a shower today, with the city to hit a top of 18C.

Brisbane is set to stay sunny and warm, reaching a top of 29C today before making 31C on the weekend.

Forbes residents are barricading their homes and businesses with sandbags as they prepare for an evacuation order amid rising floodwaters.

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Perth will wake to cloudy skies and a top of 24C.

Light showers are set for Adelaide and Hobart, which will reach tops of 22C and 17C respectively.

Canberra will top out at 20C, with showers increasing.

And there is a chance of a storm in Darwin, which will reach 35C.

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