Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Macquarie River
Issued at 10:58 AM EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 32
MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING AT WARREN
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WELLINGTON (MACQUARIE RIVER)
Spills from the Burrendong Dam combined with local rainfall have caused renewed and prolonged flooding along the Macquarie River.
River levels remain steady above the minor flood level along the Macquarie River at Wellington. Downstream at Warren, river levels remain steady above the moderate flood level.
Flooding is no longer expected along the Bell River at Wellington.
The Bell River at Wellington experienced a small peak of 2.70 metres around 07:00 pm Monday evening and is currently at 2.43 metres and steady below the minor flood level (3.40 metres).
Macquarie River downstream of Burrendong Dam:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River at Wellington. Moderate flooding is occurring at Warren.
The Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge may reach near 5.70 metres Wednesday afternoon, with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Warren Town peaked at 8.96 metres around 12:30 pm Monday and is currently at 8.89 metres and steady, with moderate flooding.
The Macquarie River at Warren Town is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (8.50 m) into Thursday afternoon.
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 Thursday 18 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Bell River at Neurea,1.443,Falling,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Bell River at Wellington,2.43,Steady,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge,5.23,Steady,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Macquarie River at Dubbo,3.09,Rising,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Macquarie River at Baroona,5.31,Falling,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Macquarie River at Gin Gin Weir,8.94,Rising,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Macquarie River at Warren Town,8.89,Steady,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Macquarie River at Carinda,3.26,Steady,10:00 AM WED 17/08/22
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
Gum Flat 7 day forecast
Today: Patches of frost this morning, mainly on the slopes. Patchy morning fog. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming S 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 19.
Forecast for Gum Flat (29.7905°S, 150.9333°E, 644m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 1° 1° 3° 2° 1° 1° 4° Maximum 18° 20° 20° 17° 19° 19° 18° Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 20% 60% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm UV index Moderate High Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk High High Moderate Moderate High High Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 17
Wind direction SSW SW E WNW NE WNW SW SW SSW WSW NNE NNW N NW Relative humidity 89% 47% 71% 44% 69% 45% 75% 42% 72% 40% 76% 43% 84% 52% Dew point 6°C 6°C 6°C 7°C 7°C 7°C 5°C 3°C 5°C 4°C 6°C 6°C 8°C 6°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Gum Flat (29.7905°S, 150.9333°E, 644m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:03am EST 6:28am EST 5:32pm EST 5:57pm EST 10:57pm EST 9:41am 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 Wednesday Wednesday 18 1 Thursday Thursday 20 2 Friday Friday 20 3 Saturday Saturday 17 4 Sunday Sunday 19 5 Monday Monday 19 6 Tuesday Tuesday 18 7 Tuesday Tuesday 18
Rain for next 7 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 0 1 Thursday Thursday 0 2 Friday Friday 0 3 Saturday Saturday 0 4 Sunday Sunday 0 5 Monday Monday 0 6 Tuesday Tuesday 5 7 Tuesday Tuesday 5