Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:42 am EDT on Friday 10 December 2021 Flood Watch Number: 6

FLOODING POSSIBLE IN THE ILLAWARRA, SOUTHERN RANGES FROM FRIDAY

FLOOD WARNINGS CURRENT FOR NSW SOUTH COAST, INLAND AND HUNTER RIVERS AND UPPER HUNTER RIVER

(Reissue to correct initial paragraph below.)

A low pressure system lies off the Illawarra coast bringing heavy rainfall and riverine flooding through SE NSW. River level rises are possible along the Queanbeyan and St Georges Basin and some adjacent catchments.

Flood Warnings are current for the Bega and Moruya catchments where further rainfall and river rises are possible.

Flood warnings are also current for New South Wales North, Central and South West Inland catchments from the Border Rivers to the Murrumbidgee River.

Catchments are wet following persistent and recurring rainfall in recent weeks.

A Severe Weather Warning is current for the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and South Coast.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

St Georges Basin minor flooding

Clyde River

Tuross River

Towamba River

Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers minor flooding

Flood Warnings are current for the following catchments: Bega, Moruya, Snowy, Upper Hunter, Upper Macintyre, Gwydir, Peel, Namoi, Macquarie, Bogan, Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Warrego, Paroo, Barwon, Macintyre and Weir Rivers.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following
catchments: Upper Murray.


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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