Sydney, Australia sees most rain in 30 years, putting out fires that have been active for months

(Photo by Instagram)

Many towns and schools have been forced to evacuate after New South Wales sees heavy rainfall throughout the region.

The rain has put out some of the wildfires that have been burning for months according to CTV News.

According to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, over 200 millimetres of rain came down on the region in just one day. 

Sydney saw more rainfall than the city has seen since 1990 at 391.6 millimetres over four days. 

On Monday, the New South Wales Department of Education closed many schools due to flooding in the area.