Sunday, October 24, 2021


Hail, heavy rain smashes Penrith during freak storm

A freak storm has torn through Penrith, bringing with it heavy rain and hail - but it was over almost as quickly as it arrived.

Londonderry now the local focus; minor flooding possible in Penrith

Minor flooding of the Nepean River at Penrith is possible tonight, but the danger of moderate or major flooding appears to have passed.

River level dropping but SES crews remain on high alert

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.

Anxious night ahead as flood emergency continues in Penrith

Penrith residents face an anxious wait tonight with the Nepean River continuing to rise and thousands of people evacuated.

Residents ordered to evacuate as flood emergency continues

Thousands of locals ordered to evacuate as peak exceeds 1961 floods.

Flashback: Penrith’s disastrous 1961 flood

We look back at the 1961 Penrith flood.

COVID-19 testing clinics closed due to weather conditions

Penrith's weather crisis has forced the temporary closure of a number of COVID-19 testing clinics in Penrith.

“One-in-50-year event”: Penrith on alert for possible evacuations

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.

Evacuation orders in place for Agnes Banks as rain continues to fall across Penrith

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...

Weather alert: Huge downpour predicted over coming days

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.

Penrith to top 41 degrees next Monday as first signs of summer emerge

Summer will sound its early arrival next Monday with Penrith expected to top 41 degrees.

More than 100mm of rain to fall in Penrith next week

Penrith is bracing itself for a wet start to next week with huge downpours predicted on Monday and Tuesday.

Rain causes chaos across Penrith, and there’s still more to come this week

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 to continue across Penrith

Heavy rain continues to fall across Penrith and up to 300mm could fall today, with locals urged to be on alert for localised flooding.

Huge rainfall to blanket Penrith in coming days

Penrith could cop more than 200mm of rain over the next five days.

Temperatures to soar above 40 degrees this week

Penrith is gearing up for a week of scorching temperatures with residents being urged to take care, especially on Tuesday and Thursday.

Penrith to get early taste of summer

It'll be 37 degrees in Penrith on Sunday.

Council pressing ahead with heat summit

With another hot summer ahead, Council is developing ways to ‘cool the city’

Thain calls for heat summit

Fed up with Penrith’s rising temperatures, Councillor John Thain is calling for a city-wide heat summit to look at more solutions to cool down...

Warning of hotter days to come

As Penrith residents continue to deal with a sweltering January, there’s warnings that it’ll only get hotter in the coming years. Ecosystem Scientist Sebastian Pfautsch...