Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 4:01 pm EDT on Tuesday 23 November 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

RENEWED FLOODING EXPECTED ACROSS NSW INLAND RIVERS FROM LATE WEDNESDAY

A trough of low pressure will move into the west of the state during Wednesday and bring rain and thunderstorms across the state from Wednesday into Friday. This rainfall may cause new and renewed flooding across NSW inland rivers, many of which have been impacted by recent flooding.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Macquarie River to Bathurst
minor flooding

Orange, Molong and Bell River
minor flooding

Belubula River
moderate to major flooding

Mandagery Creek
minor flooding

Tumut River
minor flooding

Murrumbidgee River to Wagga Wagga
minor flooding

Mirrool Creek
minor flooding

Flood Warnings are current for the following catchments: Bellinger, Macleay, Upper Hunter, Macintyre and Severn, lower Macintyre, Gwydir, Peel and Namoi, Castlereagh, Macquarie, Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Paroo.

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map