Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 12:51 pm EST on Thursday 7 April 2022 Flood Watch Number: 3
MAJOR FLOOD WARNINGS ARE CURRENT FOR THE HAWKESBURY AND NEPEAN VALLEY AND THE GEORGES AND WORONORA RIVERS MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR NSW CENTRAL COAST AND SOUTH COAST RIVERS FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Heavy rainfall has been recorded over the central and southern NSW coast since Wednesday evening and has resulted in minor to major flooding. This rainfall is expected to continue over the Metropolitan Sydney, Illawarra and parts of the South Coast and Southern Tablelands over the next 12 -24 hours and may cause minor flooding in the Central Coast, Shoalhaven, Clyde and Moruya Rivers from Thursday afternoon into Friday.
Major flood warnings are current for the Hawkesbury and Nepean Valley and the Georges and Woronora Rivers. A minor warning is current for the Cooks River.
Catchments in the flood watch areas are wet from recent rainfall.
A severe weather warning is current for heavy rainfall for the Metropolitan, Illawarra, South Coast and parts of Hunter, Central Tablelands and Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts.
Flooding is possible in the catchments listed from Thursday into Friday. Flood classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service. The situation is being actively monitored and updated flood watches and warnings will be issued where necessary over the coming days.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Central Coast minor flooding
Upper Coxs River
Shoalhaven River minor flooding
St Georges Basin minor flooding
Moruya and Deua Rivers minor flooding
Flood warnings are current for the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers, Georges and Woronora, Cooks, Richmond, Orara, Paroo, Culgoa, Birrie, Bokhara and Narran, Snowy (Vic), and Macintyre River (Qld) Rivers. Flooding is no longer expected in the Macquarie River to Bathurst and Queanbeyan Rivers.
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:
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
Rainfall and River Conditions Map
Source: Bureau of Meteorology