Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:27 pm EDT on Friday 25 March 2022 Flood Watch Number: 4

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE NORTHERN RIVERS, MID NORTH COAST, HUNTER AND NORTH WESTERN NSW RIVERS FROM FRIDAY

Rainfall is forecast to continue over parts of the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter and North Western NSW from Friday into early next week with showers and thunderstorms likely. Flooding is likely to develop along coastal and inland rivers from Friday.
Further rainfall is forecast for the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Hunter Rivers during the first half of next week. This rainfall has the potential to cause continued and possibly increased flooding, depending on how the weather system develops. The situation is being closely monitored and renewed flood watches and warnings will be issued where necessary.

The weather system may cause local and riverine flooding for the catchments listed from Thursday into Friday. Flood classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Wilsons River minor flooding

Richmond River minor flooding

Bellinger and Kalang Rivers minor flooding

Camden Haven River minor flooding

Manning and Gloucester Rivers minor flooding

Wollombi Brook and Lower Hunter River minor flooding

Paterson and Williams Rivers minor flooding

Upper Macintyre River minor flooding

Gwydir River minor flooding

Peel River minor flooding

Namoi River minor flooding

Castlereagh River minor flooding

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Wollombi Brook

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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