Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:57 am EDT on Friday 19 November 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING LIKELY FOR NSW INLAND RIVERS IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST

Rainfall is expected across South-eastern Australia this weekend and into Monday. This rainfall is expected to cause Minor to Moderate flooding across inland rivers in the Central and Northern parts of the State from Sunday.

Renewed flooding is possible for the Lachlan River, where there is a Moderate to Major Flood Warning current.

Catchments likely to be affected by flooding are currently saturated following rainfall earlier in the week.

The 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:

Upper Macintyre River minor flooding

Gwydir River minor flooding

Peel River minor flooding

Namoi River minor to moderate flooding

Castlereagh River minor flooding

Macquarie River to Bathurst minor flooding

Orange, Molong and Bell River minor to moderate flooding

Belubula River moderate flooding

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

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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