NSW Flood Watch: North West NSW From Monday

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:51 am EDT on Sunday 10 October 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING LIKELY FOR PARTS OF NORTH WEST NSW FROM MONDAY

Moderate to heavy rainfall associated with a trough and frontal system is expected to impact north west parts of NSW on Monday and Tuesday, with minor riverine flooding expected.

On Sunday a cold front lies from far western NSW through to the southeast, and is expected to move to the northeast before interacting with a trough system that lies through Queensland with widespread areas of rainfall, along with thunderstorms.

Catchments in the northwest are moderately wet with some dams relatively full.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Upper Macintyre River minor flooding
Gwydir River minor flooding
Peel River minor flooding
Namoi River minor flooding

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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