Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 2:09 pm EDT on Sunday 6 March 2022 Flood Watch Number: 18
RENEWED MINOR TO MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR COASTAL CATCHMENTS FROM NORTHERN RIVERS TO SOUTH COAST FROM LATE SUNDAY.
FLOOD WARNINGS ARE CURRENT FOR NSW COASTAL RIVERS FROM THE NSW NORTHERN RIVERS TO THE SOUTH COAST INCLUDING GREATER SYDNEY
From Sunday into early next week, heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast along the coast. This rainfall has the potential to cause renewed river level rises to areas already impacted by flooding. Minor to major flooding is possible.
The focus of the heaviest rainfall, and rivers at greatest risk are those extending from greater Sydney to the Hunter, where moderate to major flooding is possible. The weather system may also cause minor to moderate flooding along coastal rivers from the Wilsons to Myall Rivers along the NSW Northern Rivers and Mid-North Coast. Minor to Moderate flooding is possible along the NSW South Coast from the Illawarra to Bega.
The weather system is expected to cause local and riverine flooding. Flood classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Wilsons River minor flooding
Clarence River minor flooding
Orara River minor flooding
Bellinger and Kalang Rivers minor flooding
Nambucca River minor flooding
Macleay River minor flooding
Hastings River minor flooding
Manning and Gloucester Rivers minor to moderate flooding
Myall River minor flooding
Karuah River minor flooding
Goulburn and Upper Hunter Rivers minor to moderate flooding
Wollombi Brook and Lower Hunter River moderate to major flooding
Paterson and Williams Rivers moderate flooding
Upper Nepean River minor to moderate flooding
Hawkesbury and Lower Nepean Rivers minor to major flooding
Upper Coxs River
Colo River moderate flooding
Shoalhaven River minor flooding
St Georges Basin moderate flooding
Moruya and Deua Rivers minor flooding
Bega River minor flooding
Flood warnings are current in the following catchments: Clarence, Wollombi Brook, Hawkesbury, Nepean, Colo, Georges, Tuggerah Lake, Orara, Snowy River, Richmond, St Georges Basin, Deua, Bega, Lachlan, Paroo, Weir, lower Macintyre and Barwon 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