Sunday, June 11, 2017

Flood warnings for northern NSW as long weekend turns into a washout

Elle Hunt.
Parts of northern New South Wales are being warned to expect further heavy rainfall and the possibility of floods over the public holiday weekend, with the outlook for the rest of the country clouded by the possibility of showers.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for the northern rivers and parts of the mid north coast districts mid-morning on Sunday, with a low-pressure trough along the NSW north coast causing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

Up to 200mm of rain and flash flooding was forecast from Port Macquarie up to Lismore through to early next week, following two days of heavy and persistent rainfall. Forecasters said Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Sawtell and Dorrigo could be affected.


Read Elle Hunt’s story on The Guardian - “Flood warnings for northern NSW as long weekend turns into a washout.”

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