Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:37 pm EDT on Wednesday 30 March 2022 Flood Watch Number: 10

MAJOR FLOOD WARNINGS ARE CURRENT FOR THE RICHMOND, WILSONS, CLARENCE AND BELLINGER RIVERS MINOR TO MODERATE FLOOD WARNINGS ARE CURRENT FOR OTHER COASTAL CATCHMENTS FROM THE BRUNSWICK TO THE MANNING RIVER, THE HAWKESBURY AND NEPEAN RIVERS AND WOLLOMBI BROOK

Intense rainfall has fallen over the parts of the NSW Northern Rivers overnight Tuesday into Wednesday with further heavy rainfall forecast as a low pressure system moves slowly to the south. Areas impacted will include the NSW coastal catchments along the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast to Newcastle for the remainder of Wednesday into Thursday.

Major flood warnings are current for the Richmond, Wilsons, Clarence and Bellinger catchments. Moderate flood warnings are current for Tweed, Brunswick, Orara, Nambucca, Macleay

Minor flooding is possible in the Myall River and Wallis Lake depending on the amount of rain that falls over the next 24 to 48 hours.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is current for the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and parts of the Northern Tablelands.
A Severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Forecast Districts.

Flooding is possible in the catchments listed from Wednesday. Flood classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service. The situation is being actively monitored and updated flood watches and warnings will be issued where necessary over the coming days.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Wallis Lake minor flooding

Myall River minor flooding

Karuah River

Upper Coxs River

Macdonald River

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Tweed, Richmond, Wilsons, Clarence, Orara, Bellinger and Kalang, Nambucca, Macleay, Hastings, Manning, Wollombi Brook, Hawkesbury and Nepean, Brunswick and Marshalls Creek, Coffs Creek, Camden Haven,Severn, Lower Macintyre and Culgoa.

For the latest flood and weather warnings see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

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

Flood Safety Advice:
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.
Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is forecast or observed.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

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



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