Weather Warnings - Potential Flood Alert 1
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
FLOOD WATCH FOR MINOR FLOODING ON THE BELLINGER AND NAMBUCCA RIVER VALLEYS
Issued at 8:38 am EST on Friday 24 May 2013
Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding along all
rivers and creeks within a nominated valley and is NOT a Flood Warning [see
A low pressure centre off the Mid North Coast will deepen during Friday before
moving rapidly east to southeast during Saturday. This will bring further heavy
rain to the mid north coast during Friday.
This is expected to cause minor flooding in the following river valleys:
1. Bellinger - minor flooding at Thora and possibly downstream at Bellingen
during Friday evening or night.
2. Nambucca - minor flooding at Bowraville and possibly downstream during
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks
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 75% of Flood Watches are followed by flooding within the catchment.
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 expire midnight Friday 24/5/13.
For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/