Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 11:45 AM EST on Friday 12 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 65
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT COTTONS WEIR, JEMALONG AND BOOLIGAL
MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT FORBES, HILLSTON AND CONDOBOLIN
The main flood peak is approaching Forbes, where minor flooding is possible during Saturday evening.
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Cottons Weir, where a minor flood peak is likely during Saturday.
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir, where minor flood peak is likely during Friday into Saturday morning.
Minor flooding is possible along the Lower Lachlan River at Condobolin during Thursday.
Minor flooding is occurring at Booligal where the river level is expected to remain steady over the weekend.
Minor flooding is possible along the The Lachlan River at Hillston over this weekend and expected to remain around the minor flood level (2.40 m) for next few days.
A flood watch is current for Lachlan River.
Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring at Cottons Weir and Jemalong, and is possible at Forbes.
The Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge may reach the minor flood level (8.80 m) during Saturday evening.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir is likely to peak near 4.80 metres, with minor flooding during Saturday evening.
The Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream is likely to peak around the minor flood level (7.30 m) during Friday into Saturday morning.
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 m) during Thursday.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Booligal Weir and possible at Hillston.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir is expected to remain around the minor flood level (2.40 m) over the weekend.
The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.90 metres over the weekend with minor flooding.
Lachlan River at Nanami:
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 Saturday 13 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.35,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 12/08/22
Lachlan River at Cowra,3.64,Falling,10:30 AM FRI 12/08/22
Lachlan River at Nanami,5.37,Falling,11:00 AM FRI 12/08/22
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,8.70,Rising,11:00 AM FRI 12/08/22
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,4.74,Rising,09:30 AM FRI 12/08/22
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,7.25,Rising,10:45 AM FRI 12/08/22
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,4.31,Rising,11:00 AM FRI 12/08/22
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.39,Steady,11:00 AM FRI 12/08/22
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.82,Steady,11:00 AM 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
Gelston Park 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. High chance of showers in the S, medium chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning. Winds N 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 19.
Forecast for Gelston Park (35.2333°S, 147.3378°E, 284m AMSL) Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Summary Minimum 7° 5° 4° 5° 6° 4° 4° Maximum 16° 14° 13° 12° 13° 16° 15° Chance of rain 70% 70% 70% 80% 70% 80% 70% Likely amount 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm 5-10mm 1-5mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Nil Slight Slight Slight Nil Slight Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 11
Wind direction NE NNE ENE NW WNW W WNW WNW W W NNW NW NW WNW Relative humidity 87% 58% 93% 72% 97% 74% 95% 76% 95% 77% 94% 67% 91% 70% Dew point 10°C 8°C 8°C 8°C 7°C 8°C 7°C 7°C 8°C 8°C 7°C 9°C 6°C 9°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Gelston Park (35.2333°S, 147.3378°E, 284m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter 6:29am EST 6:55am EST 5:36pm EST 6:02pm EST 5:42pm EST 7:11am 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 14 2 Sunday Sunday 13 3 Monday Monday 12 4 Tuesday Tuesday 13 5 Wednesday Wednesday 16 6 Thursday Thursday 15 7 Thursday Thursday 15
Rain for next 7 days
0 Friday Friday 5 1 Saturday Saturday 5 2 Sunday Sunday 5 3 Monday Monday 5 4 Tuesday Tuesday 0 5 Wednesday Wednesday 10 6 Thursday Thursday 5 7 Thursday Thursday 5