The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) stated that heavy rainfall across the catchment of the Wilsons River overnight Monday into Tuesday has caused significant river level rises along the Wilsons River and its tributaries.
‘Flood peaks are nearing Tuncester and Woodlawn, with a moderate flood peak is possible at Lismore overnight Tuesday night. Rainfall rates had decreased during the day on Tuesday and are beginning to re-intensify as a low pressure system moves back towards the coast which could see renewed river level rises during Wednesday,’ stated the BOM.
‘A Severe Weather Warning is current for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands Forecast District. Further rain is possible which may cause additional river level rises. The situation is being closely monitored and revised predictions will be provided if necessary.
‘Moderate flooding is occurring along the Wilsons River at Lismore.
‘The Wilsons River at Lismore (AHD) may reach around 8.80 metres midnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Further rises are possible.’
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