Northern Rivers NSW SES
POSSIBLE LOW – HEAVY RAIN, POSSIBLE FLOODING, STRONG WINDS AND LARGE WAVES - MON/TUES/WED
• A low pressure system is expected to develop near the Queensland coast on Sunday and then track south to southeast on Monday to Wednesday, possibly close to the northern NSW coast.
• This system has the potential to bring moderate to heavy rain to the northeast of the state, as well as strong and gusty winds and large waves to coastal areas from Monday. Fresh to strong winds may also affect parts of the central and northern ranges.
• Adverse conditions may extend to parts of the northern inland on Monday and then south along coastal parts on Tuesday and Wednesday as the low moves south. However, conditions should ease as the low weakens and moves further offshore during Wednesday.
• As catchments along the northern half of the coast are relatively wet from recent rainfall and flooding, there is potential for flash flooding and renewed riverine flooding or river rises with this event.
• Impacts from this system will be dependent on the strength and movement of the low. If the low remains further offshore, then the risk of heavy rainfall and strong winds decreases. Should the low be closer to the coast, then the risk increases.
• People should keep a close eye on forecasts and be ready to make preparations for their properties if necessary, especially in the northeast of the state.
• A Flood Watch has been issued for minor flooding on the
Tweed and Rouse Rivers, Brunswick River, Marshalls Creek and the Wilsons River.
There is the potential for flooding to extend further south next week, depending on the track of the low pressure system so NSW SES is closely monitoring the Clarence, Orara and Bellinger catchments as the system moves south.
For emergency storm and flood assistance call NSW SES on 132 500.
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April 3, 2021, 9:07 pm