Potential Flood Alert 19 May 2016 10:45 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
FLOOD WATCH FOR THE TUMUT RIVER
Issued at 10:45 am EST on Monday 9 May 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 trough and cold front associated with this low will affect New South Wales
today, bringing gusty winds and widespread rain to the region. By late tonight
this system is forecast to have mostly cleared the state, although a second,
colder, frontal system should follow during Tuesday.
Up to 90 millimetres of rainfall has fallen in the Tumut River Valley since
Sunday afternoon. Further rainfall is forecast this morning and into the
afternoon, with local heavy falls possible with thunderstorms.
This rainfall has the potential to cause Minor Flooding in the Tumut River
Valley late Monday.
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
over 70% 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 by midnight Monday 9/5/2016.
For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/