Rain easing but floods and thunderstorms forecast for coming days in NSW

BOM

Issued: 12:30pm AEST Friday 23 September 2022

Heavy rainfall overnight on Thursday and early Friday morning in northern New South Wales has eased, however river rises are expected to continue through Friday and begin to ease into the weekend.

Minor to Moderate Flood Warnings are current for the Tweed and Wilsons rivers, while inland flooding continues following renewed rises after a low pressure system moved across NSW this week.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for coastal areas from the Queensland/NSW border to Port Macquarie on Friday, with the chance of thunderstorms extending further south to the Blue Mountains on Saturday. This will bring the increased risk of flash flooding, hazardous driving conditions, and gusty winds may bring down trees and powerlines.

This is an evolving situation and the Bureau of Meteorology is monitoring rainfall and river heights closely. The Bureau will update its forecasts and warnings regularly.

Communities should stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings via its website and BOM Weather app and follow advice of emergency services.

People travelling around or to the affected areas are encouraged to enable push notifications on the BOM Weather app to receive warnings advice directly to their phone.

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