Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Macquarie And Bell Rivers
Issued at 10:33 AM EST on Sunday 14 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 28
MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT WARREN DURING MONDAY
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WELLINGTON (MACQUARIE RIVER) AND NARROMINE
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 is possible along the Bell River at Wellington from Monday night into Tuesday.
Floodwaters from the Talbragar River combining with flows in the Macquarie River have caused minor flooding at Narromine where river levels peaked Saturday night.
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River at Warren, where major flooding is possible from Monday.
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 overnight Monday into Tuesday, 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 and Narromine.
Subject to the spills from the Burrendong Dam, the Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge may reach around 5.50 metres from early Tuesday with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Narromine peaked at 6.60 metres around midnight Saturday into Sunday (estimated) and is currently at 6.40 metres and falling, with minor flooding.
Renewed river rises are expected at Warren. The Macquarie River at Warren Town may reach the major flood level (9.00 metres) during Monday.
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 Monday 15 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Molong Creek at Downstream Borenore Creek,0.77,Steady,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Bell River at Neurea,1.49,Steady,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Bell River at Wellington,2.50,Steady,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge,4.45,Steady,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Macquarie River at Dubbo,2.40,Steady,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Macquarie River at Baroona,5.47,Steady,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Macquarie River at Narromine,6.40,Falling,09:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Macquarie River at Gin Gin Weir,9.67,Rising,10:00 AM SUN 14/08/22
Macquarie River at Carinda,3.27,Steady,10:00 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
Awaba 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers about the Upper Hunter, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1200 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter in the late morning and afternoon. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 18.
Forecast for Awaba (33.0077°S, 151.5434°E, 56m AMSL) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Summary Minimum 6° 6° 6° 6° 5° 10° 7° Maximum 18° 19° 20° 20° 22° 23° 20° Chance of rain 20% 10% 20% 5% 10% 10% 40% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index - - - - - - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 11
Wind direction NW NW NW WNW WNW WSW WSW SSW NNW NNW NNW WNW WNW WSW Relative humidity 62% 46% 70% 38% 72% 42% 72% 48% 74% 43% 66% 41% 62% 35% Dew point 6°C 5°C 7°C 4°C 8°C 6°C 9°C 8°C 9°C 9°C 10°C 8°C 6°C 3°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Awaba (33.0077°S, 151.5434°E, 56m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:08am EST 6:32am EST 5:26pm EST 5:50pm EST 7:50pm EST 8:06am 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 18 1 Monday Monday 19 2 Tuesday Tuesday 20 3 Wednesday Wednesday 20 4 Thursday Thursday 22 5 Friday Friday 23 6 Saturday Saturday 20 7 Saturday Saturday 20
Rain for next 7 days
0 Sunday Sunday 0 1 Monday Monday 0 2 Tuesday Tuesday 0 3 Wednesday Wednesday 0 4 Thursday Thursday 0 5 Friday Friday 0 6 Saturday Saturday 0 7 Saturday Saturday 0