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Major flood warnings current as heavy rainfall continuing in south-east New South Wales


Issued: 1pm AEST on Thursday 7 April 2022

Flood warnings for minor to major flooding in the Hawkesbury-Nepean and Georges rivers has been issued for the Sydney area with major flooding possible for Menangle, Liverpool and Milperra this afternoon.

Heavy rainfall continues to impact southern and central NSW coast and adjacent ranges including the South Coast, Illawarra, Metropolitan and southern Hunter districts.

Rainfall is expected to intensify around coastal areas of Wollongong today and continue tomorrow. The rainfall is expected to ease on Saturday.

A flood watch has been issued for many other catchments in New South Wales.

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms over saturated catchment areas increases the risk of flooding in rivers, creeks and streams, flash flooding and landslips.

The Bureau is recommending communities in these areas stay up to date with the latest Bureau warnings through the Bureau’s website ( and BOM Weather app and follow the advice of emergency services.