Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:34 pm EDT on Tuesday 1 February 2022

Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR PARTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES NORTHERN RIVERS AND UPPER MACINTYRE RIVER FROM THURSDAY

A trough over New South Wales' west is drawing humid conditions over the North East of the state. This is expected to cause thunderstorms and rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

Catchments likely to be affected by flooding are currently very wet following weeks of storms and wet conditions.

High tides are also expected along parts of the New South Wales Coast which may exacerbate riverine flooding.

The weather system may cause flooding for the catchments listed for Thursday and Friday as the weather system moves east.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Wilsons River
minor flooding

Orara River
minor flooding

Bellinger and Kalang Rivers
minor flooding

Upper Macintyre River
minor flooding

Flood warnings are current from previous rainfall events, in the following catchments: Barwon-Darling Rivers, Lachlan River and Paroo 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
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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