Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:53 am Saturday, 10 June 2017.

RAIN BECOMING HEAVY ABOUT THE NORTHERN RIVERS AND PARTS OF THE MID NORTH COAST.

SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
A low pressure trough along the New South Wales north coast is causing frequent rainfall in the area, heavy at times.

HEAVY RAIN and THUNDERSTORMS which may lead to FLASH FLOODING are forecast to affect the Northern Rivers and northern parts of the Mid North Coast today and on Sunday.

Rainfall totals in excess of 200 mm are expected across broad areas of these districts over the weekend. Some catchments may receive higher. Rainfall observations may be accessed at : www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/

Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Sawtell and Dorrigo.

In the 24 hours to 9am today, the top rainfall totals were: Evans Head 133 mm, Yamba 133 mm, Tuckombil 98 mm, Woolgoolga 94 mm, Gulmarrad 85 mm, Ballina 84 mm.

Since 9am today Coffs Harbour airport has received 61 mm.

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.