A heavy storm that swept across Canberra on Wednesday afternoon caused damage across the entire capital. Emergency Services ACT had 120 requests for assistance between 7am and 5.40pm, most for leaky roofs. Of those requests, 41 had not been completed by 5.40pm. ACT SES, ACT Fire and Rescue and Transport Canberra and City Services were responding to jobs. By 5.30pm, the Bureau of Meteorology had recorded 10 millimetres of rain in Canberra since 9am. There was 5.4 mm of rainfall recorded between 1-1.30pm. There was flood damage reported in Canberra's south, with incidents reported in Conder, Banks, Wanniassa, Mawson, Deakin and Narrabundah. There was also damage reported in Lyneham and Macquarie in Canberra's north. Requests for help came from as far north as Bonner, as south as Gordon, in Queanbeyan to the east of Canberra and Holder in the west. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning shortly before lunch time. It was cancelled at 1.24pm. "The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Belconnen, Hall and Gungahlin," the bureau said on Wednesday morning. "These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast. They are forecast to affect Canberra Civic, Queanbeyan, Canberra Airport and South Canberra by 1.30pm. "Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely." By lunchtime on Wednesday, the ACT ESA was setting up an "incident team" to deal with 47 incidents it couldn't deal with in the morning. Between 9am and 11am central Canberra had more than 55mm of rain, Tuggeranong more than 60mm and Mount Ginini 94mm, according to the ESA. Earlier, the State Emergency Service said that working from home would be "fantastic". "People could work from home and keep off the roads. That would be fantastic," the Emergency Services Agency's director of operations Erica Collins said on the ABC. The emergency services were attending incidents of storm or tree damage and fallen power lines across Canberra. The BoM was also warning sheep graziers of cold temperatures in the high lands around Canberra. The ACT government closed sports ovals on Wednesday. The South Coast was also battered by storms on Wednesday. "The South Coast is getting smashed. St Georges Basin has seen significant flash flooding in the early hours of this morning [Wednesday]," an SES spokesperson said. Two flood rescues were conducted on Tuesday night. SES volunteers rescued two people from a car trapped in floodwaters south of Nowra, and crews rescued people at a home in St Georges Basin. In Jervis Bay, 218.8 millimetres was recorded in the 24 hours until Wednesday 7.30am. Ulladulla recorded 194.2mm of rain. SES Chief Superintendent Dallas Burnes urged people not to enter or drive into floodwaters. "You really do not know what's under that water, even though it's a road you may have crossed earlier in the day," they said.