Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:44 pm EDT on Wednesday 12 February 2020

Flood Watch Number: 1


A coastal trough is bringing further showers and thunderstorms onshore.

Recent heavy rainfall along the east coast has left catchments saturated.

Heavy rainfall is forecast overnight Wednesday night and into Thursday for the Mid North Coast, Illawarra and South Coast and adjacent parts.

Flood Warnings are current for Nepean River, Orara River, St Georges Basin, Tuggerah Lakes and Paroo River.

The weather system has the potential to cause flooding for the catchments listed. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Coffs Coast(local flooding)
Bellinger and Kalang Riversminor flooding
Nambucca Riverminor flooding
Illawarra Coast(local and riverine flooding)
Shoalhaven Riverminor flooding
Clyde River(local and riverine flooding)
Moruya and Deua Riversminor flooding
Tuross River(local and riverine flooding)
Bega Riverminor flooding

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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:

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For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately

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