Peter Hannam Three people were struck by lightning and almost 15,000 homes and businesses lost power across a wide area of Sydney when a fierce thunderstorm hit Sydney on Monday afternoon.
Rain was falling sideways in Canberra after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning for damaging winds between 60 to 90 km/hr at 1:30pm on Monday afternoon.
Staff reporters More severe weather is expected to plague Sydney on Tuesday afternoon. Follow our live coverage for the latest forecasts, warnings and transport information throughout the day.
Photos from Fairfax photographers and readers as two strong storm fronts lashed Sydney and much of NSW on Monday afternoon.
Alexandra Back Two waves of thunderstorms are expected to lash Sydney on Monday evening.
Primrose Riordan Canberreans are set for a rainy grand final day after a cloudy Friday and a wild Thursday according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Peter Hannam Something to sneeze at - Sydney's pollen count is on the rise.
Peter Hannam Sydney commuters can expect another soggy journey home as the remnants of an east coast low continue to bucket coastal regions of the state.
Peter Hannam Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
Jamie Duncan When you hear a weather forecast, can you tell the difference between isolated showers, scattered showers and patchy rain? What does the term "a chance of rain" really mean?
Peter Hannam Sydney’s run of above-average warmth will be broken on Saturday - but only briefly before temperatures start picking up again.
Henry Belot Canberra is set to endure wet and wild conditions from Monday afternoon with wind gusts of up to 80km/h expected to blow through the city with 10-15mm of rain to fall by Tuesday evening.
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Lucy Cormack If you thought Monday felt particularly chilly - you were right. At 12 degrees Monday was the coldest day of the year for Sydney and overnight rainfall was the heaviest since April.
Rose Powell Sydneysiders should brace themselves for a very wet weekend that will heralded by thick dark clouds rolling across our skies on Saturday, ready to rain for days.
Megan Levy Sydneysiders have been warned to brace themselves for days of wild weather, with heavy rain striking the metropolitan area during the morning peak followed by an afternoon of damaging winds.
Megan Levy Revellers who are planning to hit the beach or the backyard cricket pitch on Christmas Day have been urged to start the action early.
Communities in Queensland's north are braced for days of heavy rain as the state's first cyclone of the season threatens to form.
Peter Hannam Soaking rains are spreading across much of southern NSW but Sydney and the drought-hit northern third of the state are likely to miss the biggest falls, meteorologists say.
Inga Ting, Bianca Hall Farmers in the state's north-west could be thanking the heavens in coming days for the heaviest rainfall in years in the drought-stricken region.