It does not sound so much, but 23 kilometers was all that separated the suburbs that had become wet and those that had escaped relatively undamaged during the turbulent storms of Sydney.
Sydney soggiest suburb:
- Mosman 130mm (6-14pm)
- Rocks of 111 mm
- Chatswood 107mm
- North Ryde 69mm
- North Manly 64mm
Meteorological Meteorological Bureau (BOM) data revealed yesterday's floods that were in some parts of the port city several hours longer than a month.
Numbers show that the lower north coast of Sydney is in a firing line, where Mosman was dewatered by 130 millimeters of rain between 6am and noon at the height of the ice.
The Hill Observatory, at The Rocks, recorded 111 mm at the same time, while Chatswood was another one dipped with 107 millimeters.
The gauge at the public school of Sans Souci in southern Sydney – 23 km from Mosman's meteorological station, as a summer flight – recorded one of the lowest sums, received about 13 mm.
Canterbury, just 17 km from Mosman, has reached 20 mm.
The data was taken from automatic meteorological stations providing hourly, three-hour and 24-hour rain data.
"The Mini Cyclone" in Chatswood
In southern Sydney, the worst weather has been saved with locations such as Box Hill (25 mm), which are among the lowest sums.
However, these falls were even more than a quarter of the November Harbor City average of 83.6 mm.
Not only was the Chatswood chopped rain for more than a month, but it was also whipped by the harmful winds that some called "mini cyclones."
One office building had all windows exhausted and cast aside while the wind reached 70 kilometers per hour.
Damage to this Chatswood office building tells the story of Sydney's storms. (ABC News: Jonathan Hair)
A 14-year-old boy died in a two-wheeled collision in Thornleigh, a town in the northwest, and volunteer NJ South Wales, the state emergency service (SES), collapsed and died during a storm.
SES has received more than 2,000 calls for help during the flood and workers continue to combine today.
Ausgrid said hundreds of homes and businesses are still powerless, while two Sydney airport terminals that were closed yesterday reopened.