Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Initial Flood Watch for the South Coast of New South Wales

Issued at 10:55 am EDT on Monday 4 December 2017

Flood Watch Number: 1

A trough is deepening near the NSW coast, and is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to the southern NSW coast today and Tuesday. Rainfall may be enhanced on a local scale by the development of small low pressure circulations within the trough, and thunderstorm activity.

Abnormally High Tides will add to the risk of flooding in lower tidal areas.

A Severe Weather Warning for very heavy rainfall has been issued for parts of Illawarra and South Coast of New South Wales.

The forecast rainfall and high tides have the potential to cause localised flooding from Monday afternoon onwards.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
St Georges Basin
(Local Flooding)

Clyde River
(Local Flooding)

Moruya and Deua Rivers
(Local Flooding)

Bega River
(Local Flooding)

Tuross River
(Local Flooding)

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Bogan

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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