Sydney water tank owners due for plenty of rainwater

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People living in and around Sydney are due to receive consistent rainfall throughout the next week. To capitalise on this weather, many NSW residents may want to buy water tanks to collect as much rainwater as possible.

While some may have the space for round tanks, other residents in congested areas may prefer modular water tanks that conform to the shapes of apartments or multi-family homes.

Greater Sydney experiences severe storms

The Bureau of Meteorology released a thunderstorm warning Wednesday morning, December 16. The storms were originally detected near Maroubra and Sydney Airport, moving northward. The main city, as well as Sydney Olympic Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Hornsby, Ryde and Terrey Hills were forecasted to experience particularly dangerous conditions.

In fact, the BOM suggested that heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding in some areas, although the authority didn't specify which regions would encounter such weather. Winds are predicted to be between 15 and 25 kilometres per hour throughout the afternoon and evening. 

Weekend clear, but next week is not 

Wednesday's storms are expected to dissipate into moderate showers by December 17, possibly yielding 1 to 5 millimetres (mm) of rain, as noted by the BOM's forecasts. 

Over the weekend, the chance of rain is expected to be negligible – between 5 and 10 per cent. Although Saturday and Sunday will be partly cloudy, it's unlikely Sydney's residents will be able to top up their polyethylene water tanks

However, December 21 and 22 have a higher chance of rainfall – 60 per cent. If residents are to expect the maximum possible amount of rain, they could receive 9mm of water. If they have storage tanks, they could use this resource to supply toilets, laundry machines and gardens. 

By David Francis

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