Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:34 pm EDT on Monday 29 November 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING POSSIBLE ALONG THE RICHMOND WILSONS RIVERS FROM TUESDAY RENEWED RIVER LEVEL RISES POSSIBLE ALONG THE RIVERS OF NORTH WEST SLOPES

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday. This rainfall may cause minor flooding along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers from Tuesday.
Renewed river level rises and flooding is possible along the Upper Macintyre, Gwydir and Namoi Rivers from Tuesday, where flood warnings are current.

The weather system is expected to cause flooding for the catchments listed from Tuesday. 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:

Wilsons River minor flooding

Richmond River minor flooding

Flood Warnings are current for the following catchments: Hunter, Severn, Upper Macintyre, Lower Macintyre, Gwydir, Namoi, Castlereagh, Macquarie, Bogan, Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Mirrool Creek, Murray, Warrego, Paroo and Barwon 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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