Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 9:40 am EST on Wednesday 29 April 2020

Flood Watch Number: 3


This Wednesday and Thursday forecast of heavy rainfall has the potential to cause minor flooding along the minor flooding along the Bell and Belubula and Tumut Rivers and Molong Creek from Wednesday onwards.

Widespread rain with embedded thunderstorms is forecast to develop across the west and south of the state on Wednesday and then move towards the east on Thursday. This system may bring heavy falls to parts of the central and southern ranges and adjacent western slopes.

This rainfall has the potential to cause localised and riverine flooding from Wednesday afternoon onwards. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Orange, Molong and Bell River
minor flooding

Belubula River
minor flooding

Tumut River
minor 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.

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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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