I hope you brought your umbrella! Sudden storm and heavy rain hit Sydney during rush hour and throughout the afternoon
- The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for Friday afternoon
- Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Orange, Katoomba and Parkes are under threat
- BOM warns that heavy rain could cause flash floods and hail is anticipated
Zoe Zaczek for Daily Mail Australia
A strong storm has hit Sydney during the rush hour, with floods possible throughout the night.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a warning that thunder and lightning would arrive on Friday afternoon, with Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Orange, Katoomba and Parkes under threat.
BOM warned that the storm could bring significant hail to locations and heavy rain could lead to flash floods.
The dark clouds arrived at Bondi Beach in Sydney on Friday afternoon, even though Sydney residents enjoyed a warmer climate throughout the day.
BOM has warned that the storm could bring significant hail to locations and heavy rain could lead to flash floods
The people of Sydney enjoyed a glorious start to spring with warm temperatures on Friday, before the dark clouds arrived.
Users of social networks rushed to publish about dramatic climate change.
"Calm down half the day, waving to the other half, I love the Sydney weather," one person tweeted.
"Sydney's climate is trying to fool us again and to think that it's going to get warmer from now on, do not be fooled," shared another person.
The State Emergency Service has reported that people must move their vehicles indoors and away from trees.
They have also recommended staying at least eight meters away from downed power lines.
Currently, flights leave the Sydney airport as usual.
A severe storm is expected to hit Sydney during rush hour, with flash floods throughout the night
The State Emergency Service has advised that people should move their vehicles indoors and away from trees
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning that thunder and lightning could hit Friday afternoon