Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Darling River
Issued at 01:39 PM EST on Friday 12 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 53
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT MENINDEE, POONCARIE AND BURTUNDY
The main flood peak along the Darling River is now at Menindee, where minor flooding is occurring. The river level is likely to remain steady above the minor flood level through to the end of the week as WaterNSW plans to maintain current release levels. Subject to inflow conditions, the current release level may be extended further. The release plan follows consultation with the SES and local communities.
Downstream of Menindee, minor flooding is occurring at Pooncarie and Burtundy, where river levels are steady.
Darling River downstream of Wilcannia to Burtundy:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Darling River at Menindee, Pooncarie, and Burtundy.
The Darling River at Menindee town gauge is likely to remain near 9.00 metres through to the end of the week, with minor flooding.
The Darling River at Pooncarie is likely to remain near 6.90 metres through to late August, with minor flooding.
The Darling River at Burtundy is likely to remain near 6.70 metres through to early September, 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/outerwest.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 02:00 pm EST on Monday 15 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Barwon River at Mungindi,3.60,Falling,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Barwon River at Collarenebri,2.12,Falling,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Barwon River at Walgett,5.82,Rising,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Barwon River at Brewarrina,3.09,Steady,10:00 AM FRI 12/08/22
Darling River at Bourke,7.48,Rising,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Darling River at Louth,7.24,Rising,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Darling River at Tilpa,7.66,Rising,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Darling River at Wilcannia,8.08,Falling,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Darling River at Menindee Town,8.98,Steady,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Darling River at Menindee Weir 32,6.51,Steady,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Darling River at Pooncarie,6.88,Falling,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
Darling River at Burtundy,6.66,Rising,12:00 PM FRI 12/08/22
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
Rowena 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, most likely from late this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm on the plains from late this morning. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h turning N 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 17.
Forecast for Rowena (29.8125°S, 148.9113°E, 153m AMSL) Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Summary Minimum 9° 7° 3° 2° 4° 3° 7° Maximum 16° 19° 18° 18° 19° 20° 23° Chance of rain 90% 70% 10% 40% 30% 20% 30% Likely amount 10-20mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Nil Nil Moderate Moderate Slight Moderate Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 14
Wind direction NE NNE NW NW WNW W WNW W W WSW SSW SW NNW WNW Relative humidity 89% 93% 89% 49% 71% 49% 74% 48% 69% 49% 77% 52% 66% 45% Dew point 11°C 13°C 9°C 8°C 5°C 6°C 5°C 7°C 5°C 8°C 5°C 9°C 9°C 10°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Rowena (29.8125°S, 148.9113°E, 153m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter 6:18am EST 6:42am EST 5:40pm EST 6:04pm EST 5:49pm EST 6:54am EST Full moon Full moon Aug 12 Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04
Temperature for next 7 days
0 Friday Friday 16 1 Saturday Saturday 19 2 Sunday Sunday 18 3 Monday Monday 18 4 Tuesday Tuesday 19 5 Wednesday Wednesday 20 6 Thursday Thursday 23 7 Thursday Thursday 23
Rain for next 7 days
0 Friday Friday 20 1 Saturday Saturday 5 2 Sunday Sunday 0 3 Monday Monday 0 4 Tuesday Tuesday 0 5 Wednesday Wednesday 0 6 Thursday Thursday 0 7 Thursday Thursday 0