The weather Sydney and eastern Australia is receiving at the moment is terrible. It is wet and cold (Sydney got down to 14 degrees) and there is zero protection. Even walking through the city under the shelter of buildings, it was ridiculously wet and miserable.
On the windy walk home, there were dozens of dead umbrellas. The small streets were small wind tunnels that blew you out in to the street as you ran past them. The bigger streets... well, they were big wind tunnels.
The news is reporting washed out roads, traffic accidents and 250 calls per hour to the SES.
Apparently it is only going to get worse over the next 24 hours.
The best plan is to stay inside, order pizza and watch TV.