Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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Major flooding occurring in NSW and likely to continue into Wednesday


Issued: Tuesday 05 July 2022, 10:30am AEST

Several major flood warnings remain current for parts of New South Wales including the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment and major flooding is expected today and tomorrow at Wollombi Brook, Macquarie River and Tuggerah Lake.

Minor to moderate flooding is also occurring along the Paterson, Cooks, Georges, Woronora, Macquarie and Shoalhaven rivers and the St Georges Basin.

Moderate to heavy rainfall continued overnight in Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter and is easing today, with the coastal trough moving north bringing rain to the Mid North Coast on Wednesday.

The risk of flash-flooding and landslips, in addition to the ongoing risk of riverine flooding, continues for many parts of New South Wales.

The Bureau continues to regularly update its flood warnings for NSW as information about rainfall is received and the upstream river levels are confirmed.

Communities are encouraged to stay up to date with the latest Bureau forecasts and warnings via the Bureau's website and BOM Weather App and follow the advice of emergency services.

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