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NSW Flood Watch: South Coast Rivers included

NSW Flood Watch: Hunter, Hawkesbury, Nepean, Georges and South Coast Rivers

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NSW Flood Watch: Hunter, Hawkesbury, Nepean, Georges and South Coast Rivers

Issued at 12:11 pm EDT on Monday 24 October 2022 Flood Watch Number: 5

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IN THE HUNTER RIVERS, HAWKESBURY NEPEAN, GEORGES AND SOUTH COAST RIVERS.

A low pressure system currently off the Mid North Coast of New South Wales will move further south during Monday and Tuesday, bringing moderate to heavy rain to central parts of the coast, and to the South Coast.

This rainfall may cause minor to moderate flooding along the Wollombi Brook and minor flooding to some river systems along central and southern parts of the coast, including the Hawkesbury Nepean and Georges Rivers..

A separate flood watch is current for the New South Wales Inland Rivers.

The weather system may cause flooding for the catchments listed from Monday. Flood classifications (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Wollombi Brook and Lower Hunter River minor to moderate flooding

Upper Nepean River minor flooding

Hawkesbury and Lower Nepean Rivers minor flooding

Upper Coxs River

Colo River minor flooding

Macdonald River

Northern Sydney

Southern Sydney

Parramatta River

Georges and Woronora Rivers minor flooding

Moruya and Deua Rivers minor flooding

Tuross River

Bega River minor flooding

Towamba River

Flooding warnings are current for the following catchments: Richmond, Wilsons, Orara, Bellingen, Nambucca, Macleay, Hunter, Severn, Upper Macintyre, Gwydir, Mehi, Peel, Namoi, Macquarie, Bell, Bogan, Lachlan, Belubula, Murrumbidgee, Murray, Edward, Culgoa, Bokhara, Warrego, Paroo, Barwon, Darling, Snowy, Upper Murray and Macintyre (Qld) Rivers.

Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Brunswick and Clarence catchments.

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: 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

Alert Source: Bureau of Meteorology Early Warning Network: https://www.earlywarningnetwork.com.au Council Resident Options & EWN Support: https://www.earlywarningnetwork.com.au/support



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