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Weather Warnings - Potential Flood Alert 1

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

FINAL FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NSW COASTAL RIVERS ALONG THE NORTHERN RIVERS,
MID-NORTH COAST AND CENTRAL COAST
Issued at 10:48 am EDT on Sunday 19 March 2017
Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice for possible future flooding along
all rivers, creeks and overland flow paths within a nominated valley [See note
below].


There has been significant rainfall along the NSW Coast and Northern
Tablelands. This rainfall resulted in significant river level rises and
flooding in the coastal river valleys as well as in the Severn and Macintyre
Rivers.

For the remainder of Sunday, showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast
over the coast, ranges and northern inland. There remains a risk of heavier
falls with both showers and thunderstorms today. This situation will be
monitored and if required, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued for the
risk of heavy rainfall. However, this rainfall is not expected to increase
riverine flooding in the affected river valleys.

Flood Warnings are current for the Orara River, Bellinger and Kalang Rivers,
Nambucca River, Macleay River, Hastings River, Gloucester and Manning Rivers,
Severn and Upper Macintyre Rivers, and Colo River.

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. Across NSW,
about 70% of Flood Watches are followed by flooding.

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.

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/

Next Issue:
This will be the final flood watch for this event.

For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/
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