Sydney Australian takes flood lashing!

Sydney weather: Lewisham Train Station is flooded as east coast is drenched with rain

By ZAK WHEELER FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA and TILEAH DOBSON FOR NCA NEWSWIRE

PUBLISHED: 12:21, 1 June 2024 | UPDATED: 12:22, 1 June 2024

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Sydney train station has been left flooded as severe weather lashes Australia’s east coast forcing the city’s popular Vivid Festival to cancel.

Trains through Lewisham Station, in the city’s inner west, were stopped for more than an hour on Saturday afternoon as heavy rain left underground platforms completely submerged in water.

Commuters were seen walking barefoot out of the station carrying baskets full of clothes while firefighters were called to the scene.

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Meanwhile, the city’s Vivid light festival was cancelled on Saturday night.

‘Due to the severe weather, tonight’s Vivid Light Walk, Tumbalong Nights at Tumbalong Park, the Vivid Fire Kitchen at The Goods Line and the Lightscape experience at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is cancelled,’ the event wrote to X.

‘Other Vivid Sydney activities including Music, Food and Ideas events will continue as planned.’

In Moore Park, in Sydney’s east, SES teams had to be called in to steer cars through flooded roads.

Little Bay, in the city’s southeast, copped 76mm of rain since 9am on Saturday, while Cronulla was drenched with 92mm.