Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:56 am EST on Thursday 15 July 2021

Flood Watch Number: 4

FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE TUMUT, NAMOI, PEEL, UPPER MACINTYRE AND GWYDIR RIVERS

A series of troughs approaching from the southwest of New South Wales is expected to bring moderate rainfall to the south western and north western NSW. Rainfall has been observed since Wednesday and is expected to continue from Thursday through to Saturday.

Catchments are relatively wet from recent rainfall. WaterNSW commenced pre-releases on 6 July to provide some flood mitigation capacity.

As the weather system moves east, it may cause local and riverine flooding from Thursday for the catchments listed. Riverine flooding may begin earlier than advised in previous flood watches.

Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Macintyre River
minor flooding

Gwydir River
minor flooding

Peel River
minor flooding

Namoi River
minor flooding

Tumut River
minor to moderate flooding

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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