Severe thunderstorms have been predicted for the North Coast starting on Wednesday and lasting into the weekend said the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) in a press release.
‘Severe thunderstorms are possible for north-eastern New South Wales over the coming days. Localised heavy rain, gusty winds and hail are all possible,’ states the BOM.
‘With catchments remaining saturated from recent rainfall events, there is an increased risk of flash flooding and renewed river rises. This is particularly true for areas of the Hunter, Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers.
‘Water from inland Queensland is still moving south into northern New South Wales along the Birrie, Bokhara and Narran rivers.
‘Along the Narran River, moderate flooding is currently occurring at Angledool. This may reach major flood levels on the weekend,’ the statement continues.
‘A Flood Watch has been issued, noting minor flooding may occur from Thursday along the Bellinger and Kalang, Nambucca and Upper Macintyre (Severn) rivers. Landslips and fallen trees are also possible due to recent flooding.
‘Communities should be prepared for flood impacts and are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings on the Bureau’s website and BOM Weather app, and to follow the advice of emergency services.’