Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 12:10 PM EST on Sunday 14 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 67
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT JEMALONG, HILLSTON AND BOOLIGAL
MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT CONDOBOLIN
Flooding has eased along the Lachlan River at Cottons Weir, where river levels fell below the minor flood level early Sunday morning.
The main flood peak along the Lachlan River has now passed Jemalong, where minor flooding continues. Downstream at Condobolin, minor flooding is possible around Thursday.
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 is occurring along the Lachlan River at Jemalong. Flooding is no longer occurring at Cottons Weir.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir fell below the minor flood level (3.50 metres) around 05:00 am Sunday morning.
The Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream peaked at 7.29 metres around 10:00 am Saturday morning and is currently at 7.22 metres and falling slowly, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream is expected to fall below the minor flood level (7.20 metres) early Sunday afternoon.
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 metres) during Thursday.
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 metres) through to the end of the week.
The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.90 metres around Wednesday, with minor flooding.
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge:
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 Monday 15 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,6.73,Falling,11:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,3.02,Falling,11:30 AM SUN 14/08/22
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,7.22,Falling,10:45 AM SUN 14/08/22
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,4.77,Rising,11:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.42,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.84,Steady,11:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
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
Little Billabong 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
Forecast for Little Billabong (35.588°S, 147.5297°E, 277m AMSL) Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Summary Minimum 4° 4° 3° 5° 7° 3° 2° Maximum 13° 13° 15° 15° 13° 12° 14° Chance of rain 30% 40% 20% 70% 70% 80% 5% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - - Frost risk Slight Slight Moderate Slight Nil Moderate Moderate 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 16
Wind direction WNW WNW W WSW NE WNW ENE NE WNW W NW W SW WNW Relative humidity 91% 66% 95% 76% 96% 65% 89% 69% 89% 63% 86% 67% 88% 60% Dew point 6°C 6°C 6°C 8°C 6°C 8°C 8°C 9°C 7°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 6°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Little Billabong (35.588°S, 147.5297°E, 277m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:26am EST 6:52am EST 5:38pm EST 6:04pm EST 9:12pm EST 8:54am 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 Monday Monday 13 1 Tuesday Tuesday 13 2 Wednesday Wednesday 15 3 Thursday Thursday 15 4 Friday Friday 13 5 Saturday Saturday 12 6 Sunday Sunday 14 7 Sunday Sunday 14
Rain for next 7 days
0 Monday Monday 0 1 Tuesday Tuesday 0 2 Wednesday Wednesday 0 3 Thursday Thursday 5 4 Friday Friday 5 5 Saturday Saturday 5 6 Sunday Sunday 0 7 Sunday Sunday 0