Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 5:03 am Sunday, 3 April 2022.

Heavy rainfall possible over the far southeast from early this morning. Damaging winds developing about the western slopes of ranges south of Nowra this evening.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system in the Tasman Sea is moving west to southwest towards Bass Strait. During Sunday the low will deepen and slow down in response to an upper trough as it approaches waters off the southeast coast.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may develop over far southern parts of the South Coast and Snowy Mountains districts during this morning, before clearing during the evening. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 50 to 90 mm are possible.

Locations which may be affected include Eden and Bombala.

DAMAGING WINDS with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible on and east of the ranges south of Nowra overnight Sunday and during early Monday morning, easing by late morning.

Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Braidwood, Bega, and Bombala.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.