Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Macquarie And Bell Rivers
Issued at 04:31 PM EST on Monday 15 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 30
WARREN PEAKING NEAR MAJOR FLOOD LEVEL
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WELLINGTON (MACQUARIE RIVER)
MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT WELLINGTON (BELL RIVER)
Spills from the Burrendong Dam combined with local rainfall runoff have caused minor flooding along the Macquarie River at Wellington.
Subject to Burrendong Dam spills minor flooding may occur along the Bell River at Wellington from Tuesday afternoon.
River levels along the Macquarie River at Narromine fell below the minor flood level Sunday night (estimated).
River levels along the Macquarie River at Warren are currently peaking near the major flood level (9.00 metres).
Minor flooding is possible along the Bell River at Wellington.
Subject to the spills from the Burrendong Dam, the Bell River at Wellington may reach around 3.50 metres Tuesday afternoon, with minor flooding.
Macquarie River downstream of Burrendong Dam:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River at Warren, with major flooding possible. Minor flooding is occurring at Wellington.
Subject to the spills from the Burrendong Dam, the Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge may reach around 5.90 metres Wednesday morning with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Narromine peaked at 6.60 metres around midnight Saturday into Sunday (estimated) and has fallen below the minor flood level (5.50 metres).
The Macquarie River at Warren Town is currently at 8.96 metres and peaking, near the major flood level.
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 11:00 am EST on Tuesday 16 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Molong Creek at Downstream Borenore Creek,0.76,Falling,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Bell River at Neurea,1.66,Rising,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Bell River at Wellington,2.66,Steady,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge,4.62,Rising,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Macquarie River at Dubbo,2.73,Steady,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Macquarie River at Baroona,5.02,Steady,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Macquarie River at Narromine,5.50,Falling,05:56 PM SUN 14/08/22
Macquarie River at Gin Gin Weir,8.41,Falling,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Macquarie River at Warren Town,8.96,Steady,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
Macquarie River at Carinda,3.28,Steady,04:00 PM MON 15/08/22
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
Riverlea 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the N in the early morning. High chance of showers in the W, medium chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1300 metres early in the morning. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h turning SW 15 to 20 km/h in the late morning and afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.
Forecast for Riverlea (32.6919°S, 149.7222°E, 480m AMSL) Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Summary Minimum 3° 1° 1° 5° 1° 1° 1° Maximum 14° 18° 18° 16° 14° 17° 17° Chance of rain 60% 10% 30% 70% 5% 5% 20% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - - Frost risk Moderate High High Slight High High High 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 11
Wind direction W WSW SSW W WNW WNW WNW W WSW WSW SSW W NNW NW Relative humidity 96% 58% 84% 46% 86% 56% 84% 57% 82% 51% 83% 44% 82% 47% Dew point 8°C 5°C 7°C 6°C 8°C 9°C 9°C 7°C 5°C 3°C 6°C 4°C 6°C 5°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Riverlea (32.6919°S, 149.7222°E, 480m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:13am EST 6:38am EST 5:34pm EST 5:59pm EST 10:05pm EST 9:15am 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 Tuesday Tuesday 14 1 Wednesday Wednesday 18 2 Thursday Thursday 18 3 Friday Friday 16 4 Saturday Saturday 14 5 Sunday Sunday 17 6 Monday Monday 17 7 Monday Monday 17
Rain for next 7 days
0 Tuesday Tuesday 0 1 Wednesday Wednesday 0 2 Thursday Thursday 0 3 Friday Friday 0 4 Saturday Saturday 0 5 Sunday Sunday 0 6 Monday Monday 0 7 Monday Monday 0