Flash flood!

Photograph of flash flooding near Sydney Central station

As a line of thunderstorms rolled across Sydney yesterday afternoon, the city was hit with a downpour. As my pimple-cam photo taken near Central Station shows, water was around 30cm deep in Pitt Street — note the woman immersed to her knees!

About 20 millimetres of rain fell in the CBD in just 10 minutes — which happens only once every two to five years, said a Bureau of Meteorology forecaster, Chris Webb. In the hour to 5pm, 29 millimetres of rain were recorded in the city.

A man died when an awning collapsed in Balgowlah. The State Emergency Service took more than 70 calls for help.

You can see more photos via the Sydney Morning Herald.