Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Macquarie River
Issued at 07:12 PM EST on Sunday 07 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 14
*re-issued to correct Wellington Bridge forecast*
MAJOR FLOODING LIKELY AT WARREN
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WELLINGTON
Moderate rainfall late last week has caused minor to moderate flooding along the Macquarie River. The main flood peak has passed Gin Gin Weir and is now approaching Warren, where major flooding likely overnight Sunday into Monday.
Upstream at Narromine, the Macquarie River fell below the minor flood level Sunday afternoon.
In response to upstream dam releases, at Wellington Bridge, the Macquarie River is expected to rise to around 6.00 metres overnight Sunday into Monday, remaining steady above minor flood levels from Monday morning. River levels downstream at Dubbo are expected to remain below minor flood levels.
Macquarie River downstream of Burrendong Dam:
Major flooding is likely along the Macquarie River at Warren.
The Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge is likely to reach near 6.00 metres overnight Sunday into Monday. The river level is expected to remain around 6.00 metres through to Monday evening, with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Narromine peaked at 9.00 metres around 01:00 pm Saturday afternoon. The river is below the minor flood level (5.50 metres) near 5.30 metres and falling.
Based on recent manual river level observations, the Macquarie River at Warren is near 8.80 metres and rising slowly.
The Macquarie River at Warren town gauge is likely to peak near the major flood level (9.00 metres) overnight Sunday into 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 09:30 am EST on Monday 08 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge,4.496,Steady,06:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Macquarie River at Dubbo,2.76,Steady,06:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Macquarie River at Baroona,5.00,Steady,06:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Macquarie River at Narromine,5.30,Falling,03:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Macquarie River at Gin Gin Weir,9.98,Falling,06:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Macquarie River at Warren Weir,4.776,Rising,06:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
Macquarie River at Warren Town,8.80,Rising,04:00 PM SUN 07/08/22
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
Garthowen 7 day forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Patches of morning frost. Patchy fog this morning, mainly on the S slopes. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 19.
Forecast for Garthowen (30.8576°S, 150.8893°E, 448m AMSL) Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Summary Minimum -1° 0° 1° 2° 5° 8° 4° Maximum 17° 17° 19° 19° 18° 17° 17° Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 20% 90% 90% 60% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 10-20mm 5-10mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Severe High High Moderate Slight Nil Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 5
Wind direction SSE SSW S SSW SSE SSE E NW NE N N NW NW WNW Relative humidity 91% 46% 82% 47% 82% 38% 78% 45% 80% 61% 95% 69% 84% 48% Dew point 6°C 5°C 6°C 5°C 7°C 4°C 6°C 6°C 8°C 9°C 11°C 11°C 8°C 5°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Garthowen (30.8576°S, 150.8893°E, 448m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter 6:14am EST 6:39am EST 5:26pm EST 5:51pm EST 1:01pm EST 2:46am EST Waxing gibbous Full moon Aug 12 Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04
Temperature for next 7 days
0 Monday Monday 17 1 Tuesday Tuesday 17 2 Wednesday Wednesday 19 3 Thursday Thursday 19 4 Friday Friday 18 5 Saturday Saturday 17 6 Sunday Sunday 17 7 Sunday Sunday 17
Rain for next 7 days
0 Monday Monday 0 1 Tuesday Tuesday 0 2 Wednesday Wednesday 0 3 Thursday Thursday 0 4 Friday Friday 20 5 Saturday Saturday 10 6 Sunday Sunday 0 7 Sunday Sunday 0