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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Severe Weather Warning - Metropolitan, South Coast, Illawarra and Hunter

I have no idea if this will eventuate here (in the Southern Highlands), but if it does, then with the country as wet as it is already, there will be massive "run-off" flows.  As I look out my window it is simply grey. The Bureau's Radar chart shows rain off the coast, heading northwards, towards Port Stephens and the Hunter and Mid North coast.

Issued at 4:27 pm EDT on Tuesday 6 March 2012.

It is sudden heavy rain after prolonged rain (which we have had) which causes floods in this area, and especially on the coast below here (e.g., Albion Park), or on the flood plains around Moss Vale and Bowral.

Careful how you go, folks.

Crossing flooded causeways and rivers is a No-No.

Denis Wilson

The rest is the Official Severe Weather Warning, from the Weather Bureau

Severe Weather Warning
for heavy rain
for people in the Metropolitan, South Coast, Illawarra and Hunter forecast districts

Issued at 4:27 pm EDT on Tuesday 6 March 2012.

Weather Situation

A trough will deepen over the central Tasman Sea during Wednesday afternoon as a high passes to the south. A low developing within the trough is expected to move toward central parts of the New South Wales coast overnight Wednesday and early Thursday, although it's exact path is currently uncertain. The system is expected to move away from the region later on Thursday.
During Wednesday afternoon and evening, showers are expected to increase to rain periods about coastal parts of the Metropolitan, South Coast, Illawarra and Hunter forecast districts. Localised areas of heavy rain, with possible thunder, may lead to flash flooding.
Flood Warnings remains current for several rivers. Refer to for current flood information.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
  • Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
  • If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EDT Tuesday.


Flabmeister said...

Strewth. It is bucketing down as I write in Carwoola on Tuesday evening. I can hear our Creek getting anxious again! Possibly I will spend some time tomorrow on drive repairs (again).


Denis Wilson said...

When I posted that warning there was a little Blip on the Radar, south from Braidwood (as well as what is off the coast).
How quickly things can develop.
Just as well we're not hunting Orchids tomorrow then.