The wettest weather is behind Sydney after Monday's deluge. Photo: Getty Images/Ben Rushton
Sydneysiders still drying out from Monday's deluge can expect another soggy and windy start today, but there is the prospect of a little sun on the horizon by the afternoon.
The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled a severe weather warning for damaging winds in the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra and South Coast forecast districts, as the powerful low pressure system responsible for Monday's downpour started to move further off the coast.
But Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said a few showers would hang around on Tuesday morning, and similar morning sprinklings were forecast throughout the week.
"In Sydney, after quite a wet night, we're going to see a few showers this morning - it will be quite a wet morning - but as we progress into the afternoon we're going to see drier and drier conditions and longer breaks between showers, and by this afternoon we will probably even see a bit of sunshine between the clouds," Mr Sharpe said.
"The wettest conditions are definitely behind us now. From Wednesday we're just going to see the odd shower or two each day, so no widespread rain like we've seen in recent days, just a few showers here and there, mostly for the coastal areas of Sydney during the mornings."
Large and powerful surf conditions whipped up by the low pressure system will persist on Tuesday, with wave heights expected at between three and four metres. The conditions are expected to make it hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Mr Sharpe said the wettest areas of Sydney were Hornsby, which received 70 millimetres of rain, Sydney Olympic Park, which received 66 millimetres, and Parramatta, which received 50 millimetres.
Lighter falls were recorded on the coast and further west. Manly received 25 millimetres during the same period, Bondi picked up 21 millimetres, and Penrith and Camden received nine millimetres each.
Sydney has clocked up about 70 millimetres in the past three days, not far short of the monthly average for August.
A top of 16 degrees is forecast in the city today, and 17 degrees in Sydney's west. Winds are expected to peak at between 35km/h and 50km/h.
As of 8am, peak hour traffic was running smoothly, a spokesman at the Transport Management Centre said.
"It's not actually that bad this morning. We haven't had a lot of incidents. People seem to be driving to the conditions," he said.
"Yesterday we had a lot of fallen trees and a lot of traffic signals taken out. We haven't had those problems this morning."
According to the Transport NSW website, all train lines are running on time.
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