Source: Bureau of Meteorology

FLOOD WATCH FOR THE COFFS COAST, ORARA, BELLINGER, NAMBUCCA AND HASTINGS RIVER VALLEYS

Issued at 10:32 am EST on Saturday 10 June 2017

Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice for possible future flooding along all rivers, creeks and overland flow paths within a nominated valley [See note below].

A low pressure trough lies off the New South Wales north coast bringing widespread showers with local heavy falls along the northern half of the coast and adjacent ranges. Another trough is deepening over northeastern inland parts of the state in response to an approaching upper cold pool. The inland trough is expected to weaken during Monday.

This weather system has the potential to cause river flooding as well as local flash flooding to develop along the following river valleys from Saturday afternoon onwards:

1. Coffs Coast - minor flooding

2. Orara - minor flooding

3. Bellinger - minor to moderate flooding

4. Nambucca - minor to moderate flooding

5. Hastings - minor flooding

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop. Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service. Across NSW, about 70% of Flood Watches are followed by flooding.

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.
Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/

For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/

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