Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Macquarie River
Issued at 12:23 PM EST on Saturday 13 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 24
NEAR MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WARREN
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT NARROMINE AND POSSIBLE AT WELLINGTON.
At Wellington Bridge, a minor flood peak was observed on Wednesday morning, and fell below minor on Friday evening in response to a reduction in upstream dam releases. Renewed river level rises are possible to the minor flood level overnight Saturday night.
Minor flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River at Narromine due to flood waters moving down Talbragar River combining with water from dam releases moving through the Macquarie River. The flood peak from the Talbragar River is expected at Narromine on Sunday.
Near major flooding is continuing along the Macquarie River at Warren, where river levels peaked Monday morning. Renewed river level rises are possible on Sunday.
Further rainfall is forecast for the weekend which may cause renewed river rises and prolonged flooding.
Macquarie River downstream of Burrendong Dam:
Near major flooding is occurring at Warren. Renewed minor flooding possible at Wellington.
The Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge peaked at 5.70 metres early Wednesday morning and is fell below the minor flood level (4.00 metres) Friday evening. River levels are currently at 3.62 metres and steady, with minor flooding.
Renewed river level rises are possible along the Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge. River levels may reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) overnight Saturday into Sunday.
The Macquarie River at Narromine is currently at 5.80 metres and steady with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Narromine is likely to peak near 6.00 metres late Saturday afternoon with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Warren town peaked near 9.20 metres around 11:30 am Monday morning, with major flooding. The river level is currently 8.89 metres and falling slowly, with moderate flooding.
The Macquarie River at Warren Town may remain around the major flood level (9.00 m) during the weekend
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 05:00 pm EST on Saturday 13 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Molong Creek at Downstream Borenore Creek,0.63,Steady,12:00 PM SAT 13/08/22
Bell River at Neurea,1.61,Rising,12:00 PM SAT 13/08/22
Bell River at Wellington,2.62,Steady,12:00 PM SAT 13/08/22
Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge,3.56,Steady,12:00 PM SAT 13/08/22
Macquarie River at Dubbo,2.64,Falling,12:00 PM SAT 13/08/22
Macquarie River at Baroona,5.93,Rising,12:00 PM SAT 13/08/22
Macquarie River at Narromine,5.80,Rising,11:20 AM SAT 13/08/22
Macquarie River at Gin Gin Weir,8.19,Falling,12:00 PM SAT 13/08/22
Macquarie River at Warren Town,8.89,Falling,10:30 AM SAT 13/08/22
Macquarie River at Carinda,3.26,Steady,11:00 AM SAT 13/08/22
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
Greta 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. High chance of showers, becoming less likely in the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter during this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 19.
Forecast for Greta (32.6774°S, 151.3887°E, 50m AMSL) Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Summary Minimum 9° 6° 6° 6° 5° 5° 9° Maximum 19° 17° 18° 19° 20° 20° 21° Chance of rain 50% 30% 5% 40% 5% 20% 5% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Slight Slight Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 20
Wind direction NW WNW NW WNW NW NW WNW W WSW SSW NNW NNW NW NW Relative humidity 92% 37% 77% 41% 77% 34% 79% 38% 79% 37% 81% 37% 74% 31% Dew point 11°C 3°C 9°C 3°C 9°C 2°C 9°C 3°C 9°C 4°C 10°C 5°C 9°C 1°C
Sunrise and sunset times
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Temperature for next 7 days
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Rain for next 7 days
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