Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Illawarra and parts of Metropolitan, South Coast, Central Tablelands and Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:01 am Friday, 7 June 2024.

Heavy rainfall to continue over the Illawarra and surrounds, contracting southwards during the day.

Weather Situation: A surface trough extending near the coast with moist onshore flow has been generating areas of heavy rainfall. The trough is expected to slip southwards and weaken with rain areas contracting to Illawarra and South Coast later today, before easing tonight.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is likely to continue for the Illawarra, parts of the South Coast, and southern areas of Central Tablelands and Metropolitan, during the morning. Scattered six-hourly rainfall totals between 40 and 60 mm are likely with isolated totals around 100 mm possible. Scattered 24-hourly rainfall totals between 75 and 100 mm are also likely with isolated totals around 130 mm possible.

Heavy rainfall likely to contract to mostly the Illawarra coastal areas and northern parts of the South Coast during the day.

Flood Watch is current for parts of the Central Coast, Sydney Metropolitan Area, Illawarra and South Coast while various Flood Warnings are also current. Please refer to

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Campbelltown, Huskisson and Ulladulla.

Significant rainfall totals in the 19 hours (9am Thursday to 5am Friday AEST) include:

206 mm at Cringila

197 mm at Port Kembla

170 mm at Warilla

146 mm at Wollongong

113 mm at Yalwal

116 mm at Kiama

104 mm at Moss Vale

99 mm at Bellambi

79 mm at Nowra

57mm at Sydney

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.