Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Upper Western Forecast District.

Issued at 12:12 am Wednesday, 2 February 2022.

Heavy rainfall with embedded storms over the Upper Western tonight through Wednesday morning.

Weather Situation: A trough extends from a low embedded in the monsoon trough over northern Western Australia southwards into northern South Australia and southwestern Queensland. Convergence in an environment with significant tropical moisture will lead to widespread heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is forecast to continue over northwestern New South Wales overnight tonight and during Wednesday morning. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 40-70 mm are possible.

Locations which may be affected include Bourke, Wanaaring, Lightning Ridge, Brewarrina, Goodooga and Enngonia.

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.
* 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.