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Major flooding continues for New South Wales with heavy rain expected for Tasmania


Issued: 12:30pm AEDT Tuesday 15 November 2022

Major flooding continues along several rivers in New South Wales, particularly around the central west. Flood warnings include:

Major Flood Warning for the Lachlan River. At Forbes, major flooding is occurring, and the river may reach around 10.80m on Tuesday afternoon, with levels similar to the June 1952 flood. Further rises are possible depending on dam outflows and upstream peaks - major flooding is already occurring at Cowra and Nanami. Major flooding continues at Condobolin. Further rises are possible.

Major Flood Warning for parts of the Macquarie River. The river peaked around 6.64m at Bathurst on Monday afternoon and is now at the Minor Flood Level. Moderate flooding is possible downstream at Dubbo and Narromine. Major flooding continues at Warren, but renewed rises are likely as upstream floodwaters arrive.

Major Flood Warning for the Belubula River and Manadgery Creek. River levels have peaked at Eugowra and Canowindra. Major flooding is still being experienced at Canowindra. Major Flood Warning for parts of the Murrumbidgee River, including at Hay. Minor flooding is occurring at Wagga Wagga.

Major Flood Warnings are also current in Victoria.

Minor to moderate flooding is ongoing across many other rivers in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Flood Watches are active for parts of southern Victoria and eastern and southeast Tasmania.

In Tasmania, a Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain is current for the east of the state.

Heavy rain has now eased across western New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia after a weekend of storms and flash flooding. The rain band has now moved offshore into the Tasman Sea.

Isolated showers and colder conditions are expected in the coming days, however, no further large rainfall totals are forecast.

Drier conditions are expected on Thursday and Friday.

Residents and communities living on or near any rivers, creeks, and streams or in low-lying areas should stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings via our website and BOM Weather app and follow the advice of emergency services.