Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the
Mid North Coast and parts of the
Northern Rivers and
Hunter Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:12 am Friday, 9 June 2017.

PERSISTENT SHOWERS BECOMING HEAVY ABOUT THE MID-NORTH COAST TONIGHT

SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
A low pressure trough along the NSW coast will deepen later today causing showers to increase in frequency and intensity. This activity is expected to persist into Saturday.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected over parts of the Mid North Coast, southern parts of the Northern Rivers and far northern parts of the Hunter forecast districts from late tonight, persisting into Saturday.

24 hour totals of in excess of 100mm is expected over some locations in this area from late tonight. Thunderstorms are also possible which may result in significantly higher rainfall totals.
Locations which may be affected include Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree, Kempsey, Woolgoolga, Sawtell, Dorrigo, Seal Rocks, Bulahdelah, Wingham and Nelson Bay.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.