Sydney has had a wet spell, "The harbour city has already collected more than 150 millimetres of rain this month, the wettest since June, and is closing in on double the amount for a typical November of 83.6 millimetres." Here is the crossing at Park and George, QVB in the background.
Amidst rainy days on Saturday the clouds parted and there was a sunny warm day in Avalon. One of the biggest markets in Sydney.
Here is Bronwyn Bishop MP, the local member for Mackellar, also the Speaker for the House of Representatives. She is buying a raffle ticket off a bikie.
Today at 3pm the nation stops to watch a horse race. The Melbourne Cup. First run in 1861 it is now run on the first Tuesday in November. Here in Martin Place crowds are trying to place a bet. For the record it was won by Fiorente - trained by famous Sydneysider Gai Waterhouse.