Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:44 pm EST on Thursday 8 June 2017

Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice for possible future flooding along all rivers, creeks and overland flow paths within a nominated valley [See note below].

The Eastern districts of NSW is expected to see rainfall over the Long Weekend as a coastal trough directs moist onshore winds over eastern NSW. As upper atmosphere disturbances move through NSW, low pressure circulations are expected to form in this trough, resulting in periods of heavy rainfall along some stretches of the mid north coast. Widespread showers are expected along different stretches of the coast and eastern ranges.

This weather system has the potential to cause river flooding as well as local flash flooding to develop along the following river valleys from Saturday onwards:

1. Orara River - minor flooding

2. Bellinger and Kalang River - minor to moderate flooding

3. Nambucca Valley - minor to moderate flooding

4. Hastings Valley - minor flooding

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. Across NSW, about 70% of Flood Watches are followed by flooding.

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.
Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/

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