Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:50 am EDT on Sunday 21 November 2021

Flood Watch Number: 3

FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR NSW CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST INLAND RIVERS AND MIDNORTH COAST

A inland low pressure system is expected to deepen during Sunday and generate widespread rainfall to parts of the NSW mid-north coast, hunter, and the central northern inland. This rainfall may cause minor flooding across inland rivers in the Central and Northern parts of the State as well as parts of the mid-north coast from Sunday into next week.

Catchments likely to be affected by flooding are currently saturated following rainfall through mid November.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Orara River minor flooding
Bellinger and Kalang Rivers minor flooding
Hastings River minor flooding
Manning and Gloucester Rivers minor flooding
Goulburn and Upper Hunter Rivers minor flooding
Upper Macintyre River minor flooding
Gwydir River minor flooding
Peel River minor flooding
Castlereagh River minor flooding
Orange, Molong and Bell River minor flooding

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Namoi, Macquarie, Lachlan and Paroo 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: 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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