Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South Coast and parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:03 am Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Heavy rainfall developing about the southeast of the state today.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system is forecast to develop and intensify along the southern and central coast today in response to an upper level low. This system is expected to move out into the Tasman Sea on Saturday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to develop over the southeast today. Rainfall is forecast to continue while extending northward on Friday before easing into Saturday morning.

Six-hourly rainfall totals between 70 to 100 mm are possible. Isolated heavier falls are also possible with thunderstorms.

A Flood Watch is current for the South Coast. See for more information.

Locations which may be affected include Batemans Bay, Eden, Bega, Moruya Heads, Bombala and Merimbula.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.