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Flood Warning for NSW

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Final Flood Watch For The New South Wales South Coast And Queanbeyan River
Issued at 10:21 AM EST on Sunday 09 August 2020
Flood Watch Number: 5
FLOOD WARNINGS ARE CURRENT FOR THE NSW SOUTH COAST.

Flood Warnings are current for the Shoalhaven, Moruya, Deua, Queanbeyan, Molonglo and Snowy Rivers and St Georges Basin. Riverine flooding is no longer expected along the Bega River.
A trough lying near the southern or the central part of the coast, with a series of lows embedded within the trough making landfall, is bringing heavy rainfall to the southern coastal districts and adjacent ranges today, along with the damaging winds and large surf along the southern half of the coast. On Monday, the damaging winds and large waves look set to affect the central and northern parts of the coast as the trough and the lows head north, before contracting to the Tasman Sea by Tuesday.
A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for South Coast and parts of Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.
The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation, and will issue further catchment specific warnings if and when required.
Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Shoalhaven, St Georges Basin, Moruya and Deua Rivers, Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers and Snowy River.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:
Bega River
Snowy River
Shoalhaven River
Moruya and Deua Rivers
St Georges Basin
Tuross River
Towamba River
Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers
Clyde River

Snowy River:
Cancellation

For the latest flood and weather warnings see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/
For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/
For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood

Flood Safety Advice:
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
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: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml}

Next issue:
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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