Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:23 pm EST on Monday 12 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].

A low pressure system off the far southern Queensland coast is bringing widespread showers with local heavy falls parts of the northern New South Wales coast. The low is expected to deepen during Monday and Tuesday, and then weaken later Wednesday.

This weather system has the potential to cause river flooding as well as local flash flooding in the following river valleys from Monday afternoon onwards:

1. Tweed - minor to moderate flooding

2. Brunswick - renewed minor to moderate flooding

3. Richmond/Wilsons - renewed minor to moderate flooding

4. Coffs Coast - minor flooding

5. Orara - minor to moderate flooding

6. Bellinger and Kalang - minor to moderate flooding

7. Nambucca - minor to moderate flooding

Minor flood warnings are current for the Brunswick and Richmond/Wilsons River Valleys. A severe weather warning is current for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Mid North Coast Forecast Districts.

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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