St George and Sutherland Shire residents experienced a weekend of wet and wild weather brought about by a trough that hit the east coast last Friday.
Surfers dealt with hazardous conditions with the Bureau of Meteorology saying the inclement weather is likely to continue until Saturday.
The Bureau said winds might ease by Wednesday. They claim the winds should continue to be southerly 30 to 45 km/h for Monday and Tuesday.
The NSW SES received almost 200 calls for help in the past 24 hours and three millimetres of rain had already hit Sydney on Monday morning.
The BOM also said large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Cloudy. Medium (60 per cent) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds
Partly cloudy. Medium (50 per cent) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening.