The Bureau Of Meteorology and NSW State Emergency Sevice held a Joint Media Conference at 12PM today detailing the developing rain and potential flood situation affecting parts of NSW. Video of the Conference is available for download here in two parts: https://we.tl/t-xu1p5S8eSN
A Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall, possibly life-threatening, and damaging winds, has been issued for the Mid North Coast Forecast District, then extending south. Warnings include parts of the Northern Rivers and Hunter Forecast Districts
Increased rainfall rates about areas of the Mid North Coast are likely to continue into Friday as a low forms off the Mid North Coast on Friday, shifting south along the coast into the weekend, bringing heavy rainfall.
Heavy Rainfall leading to flash flooding has begun about parts of the exposed Hunter coastline, persistent and heavy rainfall will impact the Lower Hunter, Sydney and Illawarra over Friday and the weekend.
As catchments are relatively wet in the Mid North Coast, both Flash Flooding and Riverine Flooding are possible following more heavy falls.
A Flood Watch has been issued for the Mid North Coast, Hunter and parts of Sydney.
There is currently a Road Weather Alert for Sydney and all suburbs.Motorists are advised to take extreme care.
Residents and visitors in affected areas are urged to closely monitor warnings and updates over coming days.