Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:47 pm EDT on Saturday 26 March 2022 Flood Watch Number: 6

INCREASING FLOOD RISK FOR THE NORTHERN RIVERS AND MID NORTH COAST

Rainfall is forecast this weekend and for the first half of next week for parts of the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast, where catchments remain saturated following significant flooding in recent weeks. The rainfall early next week has the potential to result in further flooding. Minor and possibly higher flooding is expected and this will depend on how the weather system develops.

This weekend's rainfall may cause localised flash flooding and minor riverine flooding across the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, the Northern Tablelands, and the Northwest Slopes and Plains. Flooding is possible in the catchments listed from Saturday. 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:

Wilsons River minor flooding

Richmond River minor flooding

Orara River minor flooding

Bellinger and Kalang Rivers minor flooding

Nambucca River minor flooding

Hastings River 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, Culgoa River, Birrie River, Bokhara River, and Narran River

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


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