Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Northern Rivers Forecast District.

Issued at 10:38 pm Sunday, 7 February 2021.

Weather Situation: A trough is moving north along the Northern Rivers coast enhancing shower activity with the chance of isolated thunderstorms.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may develop in the next few hours.

Locations which may be affected include Byron Bay and Ballina.

Currently the radar/satellite indicates heavy rainfall may be occurring along the coast between Ballina and Byron Bay.

46mm recorded in 30 minutes to 1030pm at Tuckombil (west of Ballina).

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.