Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:26 pm EDT on Thursday 3 March 2022 Flood Watch Number: 13

Reissue to correct flood severity for Wollombi Brook

POSSIBLE FLOODING FOR PARTS OF THE HUNTER, CENTRAL COAST AND SYDNEY RENEWED FLOODING FOR CURRENT WARNINGS FOR THE WILSONS, RICHMOND, CLARENCE, HAWKESBURY AND NEPEAN RIVERS

Rain and possible thunderstorms are forecast across central and possibly south eastern districts on Thursday. This rainfall may bring flooding to parts of Mid North Coast and Hunter and cause renewed river level rises to areas already impacted by flooding.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall is current for parts of the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Metropolitan, Illawarra and Central Tablelands Forecast Districts for heavy rainfall and abnormally high tides.

The weather system is expected to cause local and riverine flooding for the parts of the Hunter, Central Coast and Greater Sydney during Thursday. Flood classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Wollombi Brook and Lower Hunter River moderate flooding

Newcastle Area

Central Coast

Upper Coxs River

Macdonald River

Northern Sydney

Southern Sydney

Parramatta River

Illawarra Coast

Flood warnings are current in the following catchments: Tweed, Wilsons, Richmond, Clarence, Orara, Bellinger, Hastings, Manning, Williams, Tuggerah Lake, Hawkesbury, Nepean, Georges, Woronora,Shoalhaven, St Georges Basin, Moruya, Deua, Bega, Lachlan, Paroo, Snowy 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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