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Potential Flood Alert 1

24 August 2016 09:32 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Issued at 9:32 am EST on Wednesday 24 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 low pressure trough extends from Queensland through northeast NSW to a low
pressure system off the west coast of New Zealand. The rainband with this
trough will bring steady rainfall through the northern inland and northeast
until late Wednesday morning, easing to showers during Wednesday afternoon. A
second low pressure system located off central parts of the coast is expected
to develop during Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy rainfall to parts on the
coast. This second low is expected to move away into the Tasman Sea during
Thursday morning.

This weather system has the potential to cause Minor flooding in the Richmond
and Wilsons Valleys from Wednesday afternoon onwards.

Flood warning is current for the Severn River at Ashford, 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.

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

Next Issue:
This Flood Watch will expire by 5pm Thursday [25/08/2016].

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