Flood watch warning for Bell and Belubula Rivers and Mandagery Creek

Published on 03 April 2020


The NSW Bureau of Meteorology has issued a flood watch warning for possible minor to moderate flooding along the Bell and Belubula Rivers and Mandagery Creek.

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast, while a deepening trough lingers over inland New South Wales. This pattern is drawing humid air over much of the state, leading to generally wet and unsettled conditions with rain and thunderstorms for many areas on Friday and Saturday.

This rainfall has the potential to cause localised and riverine flooding from late Friday onwards. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Orange, Molong and Bell River minor flooding
Belubula River minor to moderate flooding
Mandagery Creek minor flooding

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:
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

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

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