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Potential Flood Alert 1

21 April 2015 08:02 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NEW SOUTH WALES COAST FROM THE MANNING VALLEY TO THE
CENTRAL COAST (reissue)
Issued at 8:02 am EST on Tuesday 21 April 2015
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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
note below].

An intense low pressure cell near the boundary of the Hunter and Mid North
Coast districts is expected to move gradually south during Tuesday.

Flood Warnings are current for a number of rivers.

At this stage there is a greater than 70% chance of additional flooding in the
following river valleys developing during Tuesday:

1. Manning Valley - Gloucester only - minor flooding. Flooding not expected
along the Manning River
2. Hunter Valley - including Scone - minor to moderate flooding
3. Lake Macquarie - minor flooding
4. Wyong Valley - Tuggerah Lake - minor flooding
5. Georges River - minor flooding
5. Cooks River - some minor flooding possible at high tide around 10:30pm
Tuesday night


A Severe Weather Warning is also current for this event.


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.

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

Next Issue:
This Flood Watch will expire 6am Wednesday morning.

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