Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Initial Flood Watch for the New South Wales Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast

Issued at 1:20 pm EDT on Friday 12 October 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

Widespread rainfall over the New South Wales Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast has the potential to cause riverine flooding from Sunday onwards.

A low pressure trough over parts of the northeast of New South Wales may potentially bring moderate to heavy falls over the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast over the weekend and early next week.

The weather system is likely to bring intense rainfall and has the potential to cause riverine flooding from Sunday onwards.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Wilsons River
minor flooding

Orara River
minor flooding

Bellinger and Kalang Rivers
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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