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Flood Watch for the Mid North Coast, Hunter and parts of Sydney and South Coast

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Flood Watch for the Mid North Coast, Hunter and parts of Sydney and South Coast

Issued at 10:35 am EDT on Saturday 20 March 2021



Flood Warnings are current and rainfall associated with a coastal trough and low has the potential to cause minor to major flooding across parts of the NSW coast from the Mid North Coast to Sydney and the South Coast.

There has been significant rainfall and flooding along northern parts of the NSW coast. Further heavy rainfall is expected on Saturday, with heavy falls extending to the South Coast, with renewed heavy rainfall expected over the mid-north coast and Sydney regions on Sunday.

A Severe Weather Warning is current.

Catchments likely to be affected by flooding are currently wet following rainfall earlier in the week.

The weather system is expected to cause flooding for the catchments listed from Friday into the weekend as the weather system moves south. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Coffs Coast
minor flooding
Karuah River
Goulburn and Upper Hunter Rivers
minor flooding
Wollombi Brook and Lower Hunter River
minor to moderate flooding
Newcastle Area
Central Coast
Lake Macquarie
minor flooding
Upper Coxs River
Macdonald River
Northern Sydney
Southern Sydney
Georges and Woronora Rivers
minor flooding
Illawarra Coast
Moruya and Deua Rivers
minor flooding
Flood Warnings have been issued for the following catchments: Orara River, Bellinger and Kalang Rivers, Nambucca River, Macleay River, Hastings River, Camden Haven River, Manning and Gloucester Rivers, Myall River, Wallis Lake, Paterson and Williams Rivers, Wollombi Brook, Tuggerah Lake, Hawkesbury Nepean, and Paroo River.

For the latest flood and weather warnings see

For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see

For the latest rainfall and river level information see

Flood Safety Advice:

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.

Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is forecast or observed.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:

FloodSafe advice is available at

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately

Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 12:30 pm EDT on Sunday 21 March 2021.

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