Flood warning issued for numerous rivers ahead of heavy rainfall in NSW

A flood warning has been issued for areas surrounding Sydney ahead of heavy rainfall due to hit the major city today and Monday.

Bureau of Meteorology has forecast rivers from Sydney to Moruya will swell and potentially cause minor flooding.

Areas likely to be impacted are the Upper Nepean and Georges Rivers in Sydney, as well as St Georges Basin and Shoalhaven, Moruya and Deua Rivers in the Illawarra and South Coast.

Flooding is also feared in the Snowy River on Monday, according to the BOM, with current flood watch warnings issued for Snowy, Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers in Victoria.

“A low pressure system is forming off the NSW north coast and is expected to move southward during Sunday and Monday before moving off into the Tasman Sea later on Tuesday,” the bureau said this afternoon.

“This system is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the coast, mainly focused south of Port Stephens.

“The weather system is expected to cause flooding for the catchments listed from late Sunday onwards.”

The warning advises those who live or work along the rivers and streams to monitor the latest weather forecasts and updates.

“Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service,” according to the bureau.

“Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is forecast or observed.”

CATCHMENTS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED:

Upper Nepean River

Georges and Woronora Rivers

Shoalhaven River

St Georges Basin

Moruya and Deua Rivers



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