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Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms continue to impact NSW coast


Issued: 3pm AEST Thursday 22 September 2022

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms will continue on Thursday night and into Friday along the New South Wales coast including Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Hunter regions.

A minor to moderate flood warning has been issued for Wilsons River in Lismore. Depending on the location and intensity of the rainfall, peaks above moderate could be possible from Friday and into the weekend.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall is current for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Mid North Coast with 24-hourly totals of 80 to 120 mm expected, and isolated falls of 200 mm possible.

The situation is evolving and the Bureau is monitoring the rainfall closely. The Bureau will continue to update its forecasts and warnings regularly.

Communities in affected regions should stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings via the Bureau's website and BOM Weather app and follow the advice of emergency services.