Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:26 pm EST on Thursday 30 June 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR TO POSSIBLE MAJOR FLOODING FOR PARTS OF THE MID NORTH COAST TO THE ILLAWARRA

Heavy rainfall is forecast to develop through central parts of the NSW coast from the Illawarra to southern parts of the Mid North Coast during Saturday.
The heavy rain may cause minor to moderate flooding and is expected to intensify further in the new week with major flooding possible.

Whilst heavy rainfall is expected for several days from Saturday through to Tuesday it is difficult to predict with precision the timing and location of the heaviest rainfall and flood impacts, as the trough system expected to produce the heavy rainfall has not yet formed.

Water storages are near capacity.

The weather system is expected to cause flooding for the catchments listed from later Saturday. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Manning and Gloucester Rivers minor flooding

Wallis Lake minor flooding

Myall River

Karuah River minor flooding

Goulburn and Upper Hunter Rivers minor flooding

Wollombi Brook and Lower Hunter River minor to major flooding

Newcastle Area

Paterson and Williams Rivers minor flooding

Central Coast minor to moderate flooding

Lake Macquarie minor flooding

Upper Nepean River minor to major flooding

Hawkesbury and Lower Nepean Rivers minor to major flooding

Upper Coxs River

Colo River minor to major flooding

Macdonald River

Northern Sydney

Southern Sydney

Parramatta River

Cooks River minor flooding

Georges and Woronora Rivers minor flooding

Illawarra Coast

Shoalhaven River minor flooding

St Georges Basin minor flooding

Clyde River

For the latest flood and weather warnings see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service.
Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is forecast or observed.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately



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