Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 11:58 AM EST on Saturday 13 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 66
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT COTTONS WEIR, JEMALONG, HILLSTON AND BOOLIGAL
MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT CONDOBOLIN
The Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge peaked below minor flood level (8.80 metres) Friday afternoon and is currently falling.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir peaked at 4.70 metres Friday evening, with minor flooding and is currently falling.
The main flood peak is approaching Jemalong Weir, where minor flood peak is likely during Saturday evening into Sunday morning.
Minor flooding is possible along the Lower Lachlan River at Condobolin during Friday.
Minor flooding is occurring along the The Lachlan River at Hillston and Booligal, where river level is expected to remain steady into the new week.
A flood watch is current for Lachlan River.
Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring at Cottons Weir and Jemalong.
The Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge peaked below minor flood level (8.80 metres) around 02:00 pm Friday 12 August and is currently at 8.26 metres and falling.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir peaked at 4.70 metres around 06:00 pm Friday 12 August, with minor flooding and is currently at 4.55 metres and falling, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir is likely to peak near 7.30 metres Saturday evening into Sunday morning, with minor flooding.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
Minor flooding is possible along the Lower Lachlan River at Condobolin
The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge may reach the minor flood level (5.20 m) during Friday.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Booligal Weir and Hillston.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir is expected to remain around the minor flood level (2.40 m) into the new week.
The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.90 metres over the weekend 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 Sunday 14 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,2.06,Rising,10:30 AM SAT 13/08/22
Lachlan River at Cowra,2.92,Falling,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
Lachlan River at Nanami,4.18,Falling,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,8.26,Falling,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,4.55,Falling,09:30 AM SAT 13/08/22
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,7.29,Rising,10:45 AM SAT 13/08/22
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,4.51,Rising,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.40,Rising,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.83,Rising,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
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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Grenfell 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. The chance of fog on the plains early this morning. Very high chance of showers in the S, medium chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, most likely during the afternoon. Light winds becoming W/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 16.
Forecast for Grenfell (33.895°S, 148.1612°E, 378m AMSL) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Summary Minimum 3° 3° 3° 2° 2° 6° 1° Maximum 11° 12° 12° 15° 16° 13° 12° Chance of rain 70% 60% 40% 20% 60% 70% 70% Likely amount 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Slight Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Nil High 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 13
Wind direction NNW WNW NW NW W WSW SW WSW NNE N NW W W WSW Relative humidity 95% 84% 93% 79% 95% 75% 92% 68% 84% 68% 81% 69% 80% 63% Dew point 5°C 8°C 5°C 8°C 7°C 7°C 6°C 9°C 6°C 10°C 7°C 7°C 3°C 5°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Grenfell (33.895°S, 148.1612°E, 378m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:22am EST 6:48am EST 5:36pm EST 6:02pm EST 8:03pm EST 8:20am 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 Sunday Sunday 11 1 Monday Monday 12 2 Tuesday Tuesday 12 3 Wednesday Wednesday 15 4 Thursday Thursday 16 5 Friday Friday 13 6 Saturday Saturday 12 7 Saturday Saturday 12
Rain for next 7 days
0 Sunday Sunday 5 1 Monday Monday 5 2 Tuesday Tuesday 0 3 Wednesday Wednesday 0 4 Thursday Thursday 5 5 Friday Friday 5 6 Saturday Saturday 5 7 Saturday Saturday 5