Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:54 am EST on Wednesday 14 July 2021

Flood Watch Number: 3


*Re issue to add Namoi River in title.

A series of troughs approaching from the southwest of New South Wales is expected to bring moderate rainfall to the south western slopes from Wednesday and to the north west slopes and plains from Thursday.

Catchments are relatively wet from recent rainfall. WaterNSW commenced pre-releases on 6 July to provide some flood mitigation capacity.

The weather system may cause local and riverine flooding for the Tumut River from Friday and from Saturday for other catchments listed as the weather system moves east.

Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Macintyre River
minor flooding

Gwydir River
minor flooding

Namoi River
minor to moderate flooding

Tumut River
minor to moderate flooding

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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.

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For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately

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