Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 03:47 PM EST on Tuesday 16 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 70
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT CONDOBOLIN, HILLSTON AND BOOLIGAL
MINOR FLOODING LIKELY AT COTTONS WEIR AND EUABALONG FROM WEDNESDAY
Floodwaters from the upper Lachlan River and its tributaries are likely to cause minor flooding at Cottons Weir from Wednesday.
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Condobolin. Minor flooding is possible at Euabalong from Wednesday.
At Hillston and Booligal, river levels remain steady above minor flood levels due to an earlier extended flood peak.
Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
Minor flooding may occur along the Lachlan River at Cottons Weir.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.50 m) early Wednesday morning. The river level may reach around 3.80 metres during Friday, with minor flooding.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Condobolin, and possible at Euabalong.
The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge may reach around 5.50 metres during Saturday, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Euabalong is likely to exceed the minor flood level (6.40 m) during Wednesday. The river level may reach around 6.60 metres around Monday, with minor flooding.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Hillston and Booligal.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir may reach around 2.60 metres by the end of August, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.90 metres around Wednesday, with minor flooding.
Flood Safety Advice:
In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.
* Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
* Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
* Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
* Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.}
For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:
* NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au
* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com
* Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/centralwest.shtml
* Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/
* Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/
* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW.
The next warning will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.97,Falling,01:30 PM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Cowra,4.62,Steady,01:30 PM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Nanami,3.66,Falling,01:30 PM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,6.69,Rising,01:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,2.60,Rising,12:30 PM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,6.56,Steady,12:45 PM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,5.22,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Euabalong,6.23,Rising,08:27 AM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.43,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.85,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.
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7 day forecast
Balranald 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Patches of frost and the chance of fog in the morning. Light winds becoming N 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.
Forecast for Balranald (34.638°S, 143.5611°E, 77m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 3° 10° 5° 6° 1° 4° 4° Maximum 16° 18° 15° 16° 16° 18° 13° Chance of rain 30% 90% 40% 30% 10% 80% 30% Likely amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - - Frost risk Moderate Nil Nil Nil High Slight Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 6
Wind direction NNE N N NNW WSW WSW W WSW W WNW NNW NW WSW WSW Relative humidity 88% 55% 58% 48% 80% 51% 83% 60% 83% 53% 65% 50% 73% 48% Dew point 6°C 7°C 6°C 7°C 5°C 5°C 6°C 8°C 5°C 7°C 5°C 8°C 3°C 3°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Balranald (34.638°S, 143.5611°E, 77m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:38am EST 7:04am EST 5:56pm EST 6:22pm EST 11:34pm EST 10:07am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
Temperature for next 7 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 16 1 Thursday Thursday 18 2 Friday Friday 15 3 Saturday Saturday 16 4 Sunday Sunday 16 5 Monday Monday 18 6 Tuesday Tuesday 13 7 Tuesday Tuesday 13
Rain for next 7 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 0 1 Thursday Thursday 5 2 Friday Friday 0 3 Saturday Saturday 0 4 Sunday Sunday 0 5 Monday Monday 5 6 Tuesday Tuesday 0 7 Tuesday Tuesday 0