22.6 C
Byron Shire
January 31, 2023

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

Latest News

Medicinal cannabis; a better way forward

For the first time ever, I am living my truths and no one is trying to hurt me because of it. This is a much better way. 

Other News

Interested in starting a business along the Tweed rail trail?

People interested in starting a business along the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail can now register their interest in joining the Rail Trail Partner Program.

One in six older Australians experience elder abuse – what can you do?

An aging population is seeing up to one in six elderly Australians now experiencing elder abuse according to a...

Coastal dystopia

Proto-existentialist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote ‘Money is human happiness in the abstract, and so the man who is no...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

3×3 basketball rocks far north NSW

Basketball NSW (BNSW) has teamed up with the Office of Sport, Indigenous Basketball Australia and local communities to run...

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

The main threat will be short bursts of heavy rain leading to flash flooding, with a severe threat mainly in the region between Grafton to Casino.

A recent thunderstorm as it took hold in Julian Rocks Road, Sunrise. Photo Dylan O’Donnell

Further showers and isolated storms to the eastern third of the state during Tuesday into
Wednesday will again bring a threat of short bursts of heavy rain leading to flash flooding.

Further Warnings will be issued by the Bureau of Meteorology if severe storms are
predicted.

NSW SES Deputy Zone Commander, Superintendent Mark Elm said localised intense heavy rainfall in these areas was possible, which may result in dangerous flash flooding.

‘Locations which may be effected are the areas between Casino and Grafton at this stage,’
Superintendent Elm said.

He also said that due to previous rainfall that has hit the area, the grounds were already very wet, creating conditions that could result in floods.

‘Some areas have been saturated by previous rain, so the ability for it to absorb further
rainfall is limited,’ Superintendent Elm said.

‘This could result in increased run-off, which can cause dangerous and rapid onset flash
flooding.’

NSW SES is advising people to:
• Be aware of the current weather conditions and prepare for potential thunderstorm
activity, which could result in heavy rainfall causing dangerous flash flooding and
further river rises
• Be aware of low-lying areas next to water courses that might be inundated, minor
roads closed, and low-level bridges submerged.
• Monitor road conditions as they could change quickly.
• Limit any unnecessary travel during thunderstorm activity.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued to the stage on Saturday...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Old ANZ Mullum

The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to far removed from being authentic...