Driving rain and strong winds continue to lash Penrith with the bad weather expected to last for at least another 24 hours.
The shocking conditions across Sydney have prompted the Transport Management Centre to urge drivers to avoid any non-essential travel on the road network.
There is flooding on many local roads, with the St Marys Causeway closed.
Llandilo, Castlereagh, Londonderry and Cranebrook have been particularly hit hard by localised flooding with motorists urged to be extra careful.
All Penrith City Council sporting grounds have been closed.
The Penrith SES has received a number of calls for assistance and more are expected.
Penrith has received 86mm of rain in the last 24 hours.
Despite the horrible weather, tonight’s ACL match involving the Western Sydney Wanderers at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta will go ahead. Those who have tickets in open areas of the ground will be moved to undercover seating where possible.
NSW Premier Mike Baird said this afternoon that the storm “is a very significant event”.