ANOTHER DRENCHING, POSSIBLE FLOODING – EASTERN NSW
Eastern NSW is in for another round of thunderstorms, heavy rain and possible flooding, commencing from later on Wednesday 23 March.
A slow-moving upper trough interacting with moisture-laden air will allow storms and rain to develop through Wednesday and Thursday. This wet weather pattern will continue to linger through the weekend and even into next week, potentially fueling a week-long rain event.
It’s still too early to know exactly how this dynamic weather event will unfold, which means it is not possible to predict exactly where will receive the heaviest rain, however, the image below represents one model forecasting widespread accumulated totals of 100mm for almost the entire east coast with heavier falls of between 150-200mm for the Mid North Coast around Taree, Port Macquarie and Kempsey.
With saturated soil and catchments, rivers and creeks will continue to respond to rainfall very quickly and we may see the return to some Minor-Moderate flooding in these areas along with the risk of flash flooding during storms and heavier downpours.
NSW Incident Alerts urge our communities to remain aware and up-to-date on the latest warnings. They will continue to provide updates as this unfolds. They will also be sending SMS alerts for severe weather, flooding and major road closures. Register now at www.nswincidentalerts.com