Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:28 am EDT on Saturday 24 October 2020 Flood Watch Number: 4

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE IN THE UPPER MURRAY RIVER FROM SATURDAY ONWARDS

Rainfall associated with a low pressure system has the potential to cause minor riverine flooding along the Upper Murray River from Saturday onwards.

A low pressure system will move slowly across New South Wales during Saturday and Sunday, interacting with warm and humid air to trigger showers and thunderstorms in many areas. Associated with this low is a cold front, which will bring significantly cooler conditions to southern and western districts on Saturday, continuing to the northeast on Sunday.

Catchments in the flood watch area are relatively wet from recent rainfall.

Widespread rainfall is forecast across the flood watch area on Saturday, with isolated heavier falls possible with thunderstorms.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta 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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