Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:32 pm EDT on Monday 28 February 2022

Flood Watch Number: 7

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR MID NORTH COAST AND CENTRAL COAST THROUGH TO SOUTH COAST, QUEANBEYAN.

Major Flood warnings are current for the Tweed, Wilsons, Richmond, Clarence, Orara and Bellinger Rivers.

A slow moving coastal trough extends from southern Queensland into northern NSW and has brought heavy and locally intense rainfall to parts of the northern coast today.

Later on Tuesday a low pressure system will form off the northern NSW coast before moving towards central parts of the NSW Coast and deepening into an East Coast Low. Heavy to torrential rain is likely to the south of the low affecting Sydney, Illawarra and the South Coast from later on Tuesday.

Catchments remain wet, with many NSW dams near capacity.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy to locally intense rainfall has been issued for the Northern Rivers and parts of Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands Forecast District.

The weather system is expected to cause further riverine flooding for the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast today and extend further south to the Central Coast, Sydney, Illawarra and South Coast catchments Tuesday into Wednesday. 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

Hastings River
minor flooding

Central Coast
minor flooding

Upper Nepean River
minor flooding

Northern Sydney

Southern Sydney

Parramatta River

Cooks River
minor flooding

Georges and Woronora Rivers
minor flooding

Illawarra Coast

Shoalhaven River
minor flooding

St Georges Basin
minor flooding

Clyde River

Moruya and Deua Rivers
minor to moderate flooding

Tuross River

Bega River
minor to moderate flooding

Towamba River

Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers

Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers
minor flooding

Flood warnings are current in the following catchments: Tweed, Brunswick and Marshall Creek, Richmond, Wilsons, Clarence, Orara, Bellinger, Coffs Creek, Nambucca, Snowy, Paroo and Lachlan, and the Macintyre and Weir Rivers.

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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