http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/flash-flooding-hits-sydney-20110530-1fcb4.html Flash flooding hits Sydney May 30, 2011 - 9:59PM Drivers were advised to take extreme care elsewhere in the city, after amid torrential rain since early on Monday morning. The NSW transport department said wet conditions also caused delays in train and bus services across the city. Flash flood warnings were issued for Alexandria, Zetland and Camperdown, which recorded more than 75 millimetres of rain. The Roads and Traffic Authority issued online flood warnings for the inner-western suburb Haberfield, as well as Wakehurst Parkway and Oxford Falls on the north shore. The heavy rain began on Sunday night, with the northern beaches copping the worst of it, a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) spokesman said. Avalon recorded 57mm of rain in the 24 hours up to 9am (AEST) on Monday, while Long Reef received 50mm. There were also some reports of hailstones and a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the northern beaches. "It's going to be a similar story tomorrow," a Bureau of Meteorology spokesman told AAP. He said the BOM was predicting between 15 and 40 millimetres of rain in Sydney on Tuesday, with heavy rain most of the morning. It has issued a severe weather warning for flash flooding for the Hunter, Sydney Metropolitan and Illawarra Regions. "The heavy rain is expected to hang around for the next few days, and it is vital that motorists stick to the road rules and drive to the conditions," said Assistant Commissioner John Hartley. I hope no one got caught in this today. The amount of water coming down between 2 and 4 in Kingsford was simply staggering. All flat ground at uni became pools inches deep, stairs became cascades, the main walkway turned into a free flowing river which some people started body boarding down. The mechatronics lab flooded and several alarms were going off around the place.