Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:02 pm EST on Thursday 8 July 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE UPPER MACINTYRE AND GWYDIR RIVERS FROM FRIDAY

Moderate to heavy rainfall associated with a Low pressure system has the potential to cause local and riverine flooding along the Upper Macintyre and Gwydir Rivers from Friday. The Low pressure system is expected to move easterly and off the coast from Saturday, bringing showers along the coastal fringe from the South Coast through the Mid North Coast.

Catchments are relatively wet following recent rainfall.

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