Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:28 pm EDT on Wednesday 5 February 2020

Flood Watch Number: 1

RIVER LEVEL RISES ABOVE THE MODERATE FLOOD LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN RIVERS AND THE MID NORTH COAST

Rainfall is expected to increase along the New South Wales northern coast from Thursday, as a low pressure trough deepens in the area. Intense rainfall is possible for some areas.

Coastal catchments are relatively wet due to recent rainfall.

High tides may exacerbate flood conditions in low lying coastal areas.

A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands districts.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Tweed and Rouse Rivers
minor flooding

Wilsons River
moderate flooding

Richmond River
minor flooding

Orara River
minor flooding

Coffs Coast
minor flooding

Bellinger and Kalang Rivers
moderate flooding

Nambucca River
moderate flooding

Macleay River
minor flooding

Hastings River
minor flooding

Camden Haven 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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