NSW weather update: More major flooding possible as heavy rain intensifies

BOM

Issued: 3pm AEST, Sunday, 3 July 2022

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued multiple flood warnings for parts of NSW, including major flood warnings for the Hawkesbury, Nepean and Colo rivers.

River levels in some parts of these catchments have already reached levels recorded earlier this year. Some are likely to exceed the flood levels reached in the three major flood events since March 2021.

An East Coast Low off the NSW Hunter and Central Coast will intensify winds and maintain heavy rainfall in the Hunter, Central Coast, Sydney, Illawarra and Blue Mountains on Sunday night and Monday.

River levels across the flood warning areas may continue to rise on Sunday and Monday. The Bureau will continue to monitor the situation closely and update forecasts and warnings.

A Severe Weather Warning is also current with the weather system bringing hazardous and damaging surf conditions, and the potential for coastal erosion.

The Bureau is recommending communities in NSW, especially those living on or near any rivers, creeks or streams, stay up to date with the latest Bureau forecasts and warnings, through the Bureau’s website and BOM Weather app and follow the advice of emergency services.

For people travelling to or around affected areas, the Bureau recommends enabling push notifications on your BOM Weather app for the latest advice and warnings.

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