Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:28 pm EDT on Sunday 28 January 2024

Flood Watch Number: 1


A slow-moving trough is forecast to become established within a very moist tropical airmass over southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales into early next week. Enhanced widespread heavy shower and thunderstorm activity is expected within the vicinity of the trough from Sunday through to Tuesday, with locally heavy rainfall likely.

The Northern River catchments are wet following recent rainfall and storms.

Heavy rain may result in minor to moderate flooding from Tuesday across parts of the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Tweed and Rous Riversminor flooding
Brunswick River and Marshalls Creekminor flooding
Wilsons Riverminor flooding
Richmond Riverminor flooding
Upper Macintyre Riverminor flooding
Gwydir Rivermoderate flooding
Whalan and Gil Gil Creeks
Macintyre River

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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.

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For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately

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