Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South Coast Forecast District.

Issued at 10:48 am Tuesday, 5 December 2017.

COASTAL TROUGH BRINGING HEAVY RAIN TO THE SOUTHERN COAST

A deep trough near the NSW coast is expected to bring periods of moderate rain to the southern NSW coast today, possibly becoming heavy at times. Rainfall intensity may be enhanced on a local scale by the development of small low pressure circulations within the trough, and by thunderstorm activity.

HEAVY RAIN, which may lead to FLASH FLOODING, is possible in coastal areas between Ulladulla and Eden today.

24 hour rain totals in excess of 50mm are likely, while falls in excess of 100mm are possible
for some locations within this area.

The risk of heavy rainfall is expected to ease by late afternoon.

Water levels could reach or exceed the highest tide of the year during high tide, especially late morning.

High tide is expected between about 10 and 11 am today.

Locations which may be affected include Batemans Bay, Eden, Bega, Moruya Heads, Ulladulla and Merimbula.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Illawarra district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.