A freak storm has torn through Penrith, bringing with it heavy rain and hail - but it was over almost as quickly as it arrived.
Minor flooding of the Nepean River at Penrith is possible tonight, but the danger of moderate or major flooding appears to have passed.
Evacuation orders for parts of the Penrith region remain in place, with SES crews not convinced they're out of the woods yet despite the Nepean River's peak continuing to fall.
Penrith residents face an anxious wait tonight with the Nepean River continuing to rise and thousands of people evacuated.
Thousands of locals ordered to evacuate as peak exceeds 1961 floods.
We look back at the 1961 Penrith flood.
Penrith's weather crisis has forced the temporary closure of a number of COVID-19 testing clinics in Penrith.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned that evacuations in some parts of Penrith are possible in the coming hours and days as flood conditions worsen.
Persistent rain continues to fall across Penrith with some 120mm expected today. Moderate flooding is possible along the Nepean River at Penrith during the day...
Penrith residents are being urged to prepare for a deluge of rain over the coming days, with all eyes on a major downpour likely to hit on Saturday.
Summer will sound its early arrival next Monday with Penrith expected to top 41 degrees.
Penrith is bracing itself for a wet start to next week with huge downpours predicted on Monday and Tuesday.
Dozens of roads are closed, sporting events have been cancelled and some schools will shut down tomorrow after heavy rain lashed Penrith throughout the day.
Heavy rain continues to fall across Penrith and up to 300mm could fall today, with locals urged to be on alert for localised flooding.
Penrith could cop more than 200mm of rain over the next five days.
Penrith is gearing up for a week of scorching temperatures with residents being urged to take care, especially on Tuesday and Thursday.
It'll be 37 degrees in Penrith on Sunday.
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