Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Major Flood Warning For The Macquarie River
Issued at 04:00 PM EST on Monday 08 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 16
MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WARREN
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WELLINGTON
Moderate rainfall late last week has caused minor to major flooding along the Macquarie River. The main flood has now passed Warren, where major flooding continues.
In response to upstream dam releases, at Wellington Bridge, the Macquarie River is expected to remain steady above minor flood levels through to Tuesday morning. River levels downstream at Dubbo are expected to remain below the minor flood level.
Macquarie River downstream of Burrendong Dam:
Major flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River at Warren.
The Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge is expected to remain steady near 5.20 metres through to Tuesday morning, with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Warren town gauge peaked near 9.20 metres around 11:30 am Monday morning. Based on recent manual observations, the river is currently near 9.07 metres and falling slowly, with major flooding.
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 Tuesday 09 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge,5.18,Steady,03:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Macquarie River at Dubbo,2.80,Steady,03:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Macquarie River at Baroona,5.27,Falling,03:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Macquarie River at Gin Gin Weir,8.76,Steady,03:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Macquarie River at Warren Weir,5.03,Steady,03:00 PM MON 08/08/22
Macquarie River at Warren Town,9.07,Steady,03:30 PM MON 08/08/22
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
Maitland Bar 7 day forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Areas of frost and the chance of fog in the morning. Slight chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.
Forecast for Maitland Bar (32.7455°S, 149.4272°E, 510m AMSL) Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Summary Minimum -1° 0° 3° 5° 7° 3° 3° Maximum 16° 16° 17° 14° 15° 15° 13° Chance of rain 5% 10% 60% 90% 90% 80% 70% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 10-20mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - - Frost risk Severe High Moderate Slight Nil Moderate Moderate 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 3
Wind direction S SSE ESE ENE ENE N N NNE N NW WNW WNW W W Relative humidity 86% 43% 86% 47% 87% 57% 92% 81% 100% 66% 95% 61% 93% 58% Dew point 5°C 3°C 6°C 4°C 8°C 8°C 9°C 10°C 11°C 8°C 9°C 7°C 7°C 4°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Maitland Bar (32.7455°S, 149.4272°E, 510m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter 6:20am EST 6:45am EST 5:29pm EST 5:55pm EST 2:02pm EST 4:05am 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 Tuesday Tuesday 16 1 Wednesday Wednesday 16 2 Thursday Thursday 17 3 Friday Friday 14 4 Saturday Saturday 15 5 Sunday Sunday 15 6 Monday Monday 13 7 Monday Monday 13
Rain for next 7 days
0 Tuesday Tuesday 0 1 Wednesday Wednesday 0 2 Thursday Thursday 5 3 Friday Friday 20 4 Saturday Saturday 5 5 Sunday Sunday 5 6 Monday Monday 5 7 Monday Monday 5