Potential Flood Alert 125 August 2015 13:50 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
FLOOD WATCH FOR ILLAWARRA AND THE NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTH COAST
Issued at 1:50 pm EST on Tuesday 25 August 2015
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 small low pressure system has developed off the northern Illawarra coast and
is currently deepening. This will bring further rain and some local flash
flooding to the Illawarra district, mainly south of Wollongong, as well as the
south coast. The system is expected to weaken during Wednesday.
Severe Weather Warnings are also current for this event.
Flood Warnings are current for the Belubula River and the St Georges Basin.
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 6am Wednesday morning.
For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/