Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:24 pm EDT on Wednesday 8 December 2021 Flood Watch Number: 4

RENEWED FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE NORTH WEST AND CENTRAL WEST CATCHMENTS FROM LATE WEDNESDAY

FLOODING POSSIBLE IN THE SOUTH COAST FROM THURSDAY

FLOOD WARNINGS CURRENT FOR NSW INLAND RIVERS

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

Renewed river level rises and flooding is possible from late Wednesday across the Upper Macintyre, Gwydir, Castlereagh, Peel, Macquarie and Belubula Rivers from rainfall associated with a deepening trough extending across inland New South Wales.

During Thursday a low pressure system will likely form along the southern and central coast. This has the potential to cause heavy rainfall and riverine flooding along the NSW South Coast, Snowy and Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers from Thursday.

Renewed river rises are also possible in the Lachlan, Namoi, Macquarie and Bogan Rivers where flood warnings are current. The situation is being closely monitored and warnings will be updated to reflect any renewed rises as the situation develops.

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

A Flood Watch is current for widespread areas of Southern Queensland.
A Flood Watch is current in Victoria for the Gippsland, parts of the North East Victoria and the Werribee River Catchment.

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

Additional catchments likely to be affected include:

Moruya and Deua Rivers minor flooding

Tuross River

Bega River minor flooding

Towamba River

Upper Macintyre River minor to moderate flooding

Gwydir River minor to moderate flooding

Peel River minor flooding

Castlereagh River minor flooding

Macquarie River to Bathurst minor flooding

Belubula River minor flooding

Snowy River minor flooding

Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers minor to moderate flooding

Flood Warnings are current for the following catchments: Kingdon Pond, Namoi, Macquarie, Bogan, Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Warrego, Paroo, Barwon, Macintyre and Weir Rivers.
Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Bellinger and Kalang 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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