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Sydney has been drenched in the most amount of rain it has seen in more than a year.

It had 79mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9 am, the city’s highest daily total since November 2018, according to Weatherzone.

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Flooding has closed streets across Sydney, from the northern beaches and north shore to the southern and western suburbs.

Sydney has seen the most rain in more than a year
Sydney has seen the most rain in more than a year

A blocked drain caused flooding in Roseville, meaning there was heavy traffic and delays for many getting to work this morning.

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In Drummoyne, Victoria Road was partially closed due to flooding, as was the Princes Highway in Engadine.

Roads were also flooded in Bonnyrigg Heights, Thornleigh, Carlingford and Dee Why.

In Roseville a blocked drain caused flooding
In Roseville a blocked drain caused flooding
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There is a severe weather warning in place for the majority of the NSW east coast, with heavy rainfall and damaging winds expected for the Mid North Coast, Metropolitan, Illawarra and parts of Northern Rivers, Hunter, Central Tablelands and Northern Tablelands.

Coffs Harbour has been drenched overnight causing flooding
Coffs Harbour has been drenched overnight causing flooding

The heaviest rain so far has been on the NSW far north coast, with Cape Byron recording 226m from 9 am Thursday to 4 am Friday.

At Gleniffer and Bellingen, 220mm fell during the same time period, while Byron Bay saw 213 mm and Cape Byron was drenched in 115m, 82mm of which fell in just one hour.

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