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Heavy rainfall expected for New South Wales as numerous flood warnings remain in place


Issued: 6 March 2022 at 11.30AM AEDT

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued numerous flood warnings for New South Wales with heavy rainfall expected to continue today and into Monday in areas affected by last week’s flood activity.

There are moderate to major flood warnings for Wollombi Brook, Richmond, Hawkesbury-Nepean, Colo and Weir rivers. These rivers may reach flood levels recorded during last week's flood event.

Heavy rainfall is expected today for Illawarra, parts of Hunter, Sydney, South Coast, Central and Southern Tablelands. The rain is expected to increase along the New South Wales coast on Monday, with most rainfall forecast to fall between the Illawarra and Mid-North Coast.

Isolated heavy to intense rainfall and thunderstorms are both likely over the northeast, including the Northern Rivers today. Damaging winds and large hail are also of concern in this region.

The Nepean River at Menangle Bridge may rise more than 9.2m on Sunday evening and may get as high as 12.2m during Monday. Further rises are possible from Monday.

The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond may reach 13m on Monday morning and further rises are possible. The Hawkesbury River at Windsor, where moderate flooding is already occurring, may reach 12.2m on Monday night, into Tuesday.

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