Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Rising rivers prompt flood warning

Wednesday January 30, 2013 - 08:21 EDT
ABC image
A minor flood warning's been issued for the Hunter River and Wollombi Brook - ABC

The State Emergency Service is urging Hunter motorists to look out for possible flooding across roads around Singleton and Bulga today, as rivers in the region continue to rise.

A minor flood warning has been issued for the Hunter River at Singleton which is expected to peak at 10 metres this morning.

The Wollombi Brook at Bulga is expected to peak at 3.7 metres at midday.

SES spokesman Ken Speer says locals should be prepared.

"Some low lying rural areas may be flooded and rural roads may be closed if the river continues to rise," he said.

"Land owners and farmers adjacent to the rivers should look at monitoring that situation and move their livestock, pumps and equipment if it's necessary to do so."

There is also a warning for flooding at the Belmore Bridge at Maitland this afternoon.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Heating up across the southeastern capitals

11:19 EDT

A couple of scorchers are on the way for Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney over the next few days.

Darwin not quite that wet (yet)

11:13 EDT

Following a good start to January 2017 rainfall, when 125mm fell during the first 48 hours of the year, conditions have been relatively dry for the Northern Territory capital.

Steamy night in Brisbane

14:29 EDT

In the early hours of the morning, Brisbane had its warmest minimum temperature since at least 1999, when the mercury halted its descent at 28 degrees just after 3am.