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Video from Joint Media Conference Rain/Possible Flooding NSW


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:

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.

Details of Media Conference included in this video:

When filmed:12:00pm Thursday 18 March

Where filmed: Bureau of Meteorology, Level 15, 300 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills


Agata Imielska, Bureau of Meteorology

Justin Robinson, Bureau of Meteorology

Greg Swindells, NSW State Emergency Service Chief Superintendent, Metro Zone Commander

For further information please contact the numbers below:

Bureau of Meteorology NSW/ACT media: +61 2 9296 1546 (24 hrs)
National media hotline: +61 3 9669 4057
NSW SES Media 1800 067 234