People commute to work on Feb.07 in Sydney, Australia. A severe weather warning is in place for Sydney and most of the NSW coast, with 130mm of rain predicted in Sydney alone. Brendon Thorne / Getty Images The fire ravaged state of New South Wales in Australia received much-needed torrential downpours that doused active fires, reducing the total number by a third, as The Guardian reported . The number of active fires dropped from more than 60 to 42 in just one day. Authorities in New South Wales warned of flash flooding on Australia’s east coast and in Sydney. However, they were happy to welcome the rain, which was the most recorded in over a year, according to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, as the BBC reported . “It was fantastic to wake up to much-needed rain this morning!” Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore wrote in a tweet . It was fantastic to wake up to much-needed rain this morning! Today has already been the wettest Sydney day in 15… https://t.co/uBXf9o4L7V — Clover Moore (@CloverMoore) 1581038671.0 New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons expressed optimism that the rains will continue to help put out the fires in the […]

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