Cricket called off, splash park open for free as Penrith prepares for hottest day...

Penrith prepares for a 44-degree scorcher tomorrow - and it won't be the only day over 40 in the coming week.

Don’t forget your umbrella: Heavy rain across Tuesday, Wednesday

Penrith is set to be hit with torrential rain tomorrow, with up to 35mm expected to fall across the city. And it'll be matched on...

Storm season launches: Hot, dry conditions ahead

The Bureau of Meteorology and NSW State Emergency Service have launched their summer storm campaign in Penrith.

Penrith records hottest March day in 25 years

Penrith has recorded its hottest March temperature since 1998, with the mercury rising above 40 degrees this afternoon.

Revealed: Christmas Day weather forecast for Penrith

Penrith locals are in for a sweltering Christmas Day, with temperatures to reach the mid-30s next Sunday.

Wet weather latest: Driver rescued from car on Mamre Road

Penrith is getting a reprieve from wet weather, but warnings remain in place as parts of the Local Government Area are urged to evacuate due to flooding.

Conserve water alert issued for dozens of local suburbs

Dozens of local suburbs are being urged to conserve water in the coming days due to the ongoing extreme weather.

Wallacia isolated as rain continues to fall; flood emergency far from over

As rain continues to pour in Penrith and other parts of the state, experts warn that residents should remain on alert for more flood risks.

Thousands of calls made to SES; call for non-urgent travel to be avoided

Evacuation orders and warnings are in place for several parts of the Penrith region has rain continues to lash Sydney.

200mm of rain forecast to hit Penrith today as wild weather continues

Relentless rain continues to lash Penrith, causing havoc on the roads and sparking warnings of looming evacuations in some areas.

Avoid travel: Government urges commuters to stay home

Commuters are asked to avoid all non-essential travel as severe weather continues to impact the state’s rail network with flooding, landslips and trees on tracks.

Schools across Penrith to close tomorrow ahead of adverse weather conditions

Most schools across the Penrith Local Government Area will be closed tomorrow as the rain that has soaked the region for the past week delivers its finale - with some 150mm expected.

‘Teddy’ rescued from Wallacia property

Firefighters have overcome floodwaters to carry out a rescue of a furry kind at Wallacia.

Rain bomb fails to explode in Penrith

Just 7mm of rain has fallen in Penrith since 9am, with the area appearing to avoid another deluge in a major relief to local residents.

Evacuation orders issued; more rain expected today

Evacuation warnings have been issued for parts of the Penrith Local Government Area with residents being warned they may be ordered to leave their homes within hours.

Warragamba Dam reaches capacity, begins to spill

Warragamba Dam has reached capacity and commenced spilling at around 3am this morning, Water NSW has confirmed.

Penrith on alert: Up to 120mm of rain predicted on Wednesday

The Bureau of Meteorology now says up to 120mm of rain could fall in Penrith tomorrow, sparking concerns of flash flooding and dangerous conditions on the roads.

Sandbags available as Penrith prepares for downpour

Local residents can pick up sandbags from Jamison Park as preparations continue for heavy rain in the coming days.

“It didn’t feel real”: Dad explains devastation of watching house burn down

Oliver Lachat had just returned home to his two sons on Monday evening when he realised that his Glenmore Park residence had been struck by lightning in Monday’s violent storm.

Trees down, roads flooded as huge storm hits Penrith

A fierce storm has ripped through Penrith, leaving behind a trail of destruction and thousands of homes without power.