Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Flood Watch for the Macleay River

Issued at 10:40 am EDT on Friday 25 February 2022 Flood Watch Number: 3

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE IN THE MACLEAY RIVER CATCHMENT

FLOOD WARNINGS CURRENT FOR THE NORTHERN RIVERS AND PARTS OF THE MID NORTH COAST

A surface trough near the northeast coast of New South Wales is deepening and is forecast to remain slow-moving into Friday, producing areas of heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms.

This rainfall has the potential to cause riverine flooding in the Macleay Catchment in the Mid North Coast.

A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Northern Tablelands Forecast District.

The weather system is expected to cause flooding for the catchments listed from Thursday. Flood classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Macleay River minor flooding

Flood warnings are current in the following catchments: Tweed, Brunswick, Richmond, Wilsons, Clarence, Orara, Bellinger, Nambucca, Hastings, Brunswick, Paroo, Lachlan and Darling.

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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