Weather Warnings - Potential Flood Alert 1
New South Wales
FLOOD WATCH FOR THE BELUBULA RIVER
Issued at 2:17 pm EST on Tuesday 30 August 2016
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
A high pressure ridge over New South Wales is weakening. A cold front preceded
by a rain band will move through state during Wednesday follow by a low
pressure trough developing across the western parts on Thursday and deepening
before moving over the Tasman Sea during Saturday. In a wake of the trough
another high pressure system is expected to move over southeastern Australia on
This weather system has the potential to cause minor to moderate flooding in
the Belubula River from late Wednesday onwards.
Flood warnings are current for the Lachlan River at Booligal and the lower
Bogan river valley.
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.
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/
This Flood Watch will be reviewed by 11am Wednesday[31/08/2016].
For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/
Parts of northern Tasmania are having one of the wettest winters on record, but it isn't over yet.