Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor To Moderate Flood Warning For The Bell And Macquarie Rivers
Issued at 10:50 AM EST on Tuesday 16 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 31
MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING AT WARREN
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT WELLINGTON (MACQUARIE RIVER)
MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT WELLINGTON (BELL RIVER)
Spills from the Burrendong Dam combined with local rainfall have caused minor flooding along the Macquarie River at Wellington.
Subject to Burrendong Dam spills minor flooding may occur along the Bell River at Wellington from late Tuesday into Wednesday.
River levels along the Macquarie River at Narromine fell below the minor flood level Sunday night (estimated).
Moderate flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River at Warren, where river levels peaked Monday afternoon.
Minor flooding is possible along the Bell River at Wellington.
Subject to the spills from the Burrendong Dam, the Bell River at Wellington may reach around 4.50 metres during Wednesday m, with minor flooding.
Macquarie River downstream of Burrendong Dam:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River at Wellington. Moderate flooding is occurring at Warren.
Subject to the spills from the Burrendong Dam, the Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge may reach around 5.90 metres Wednesday morning with minor flooding.
The Macquarie River at Warren Town peaked at 8.96 metres around 12:30 pm Monday 15 August and is currently at 8.87 metres and falling, with moderate flooding.
Macquarie River at Narromine:
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 Wednesday 17 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Molong Creek at Downstream Borenore Creek,0.77,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Bell River at Neurea,1.53,Rising,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Bell River at Wellington,2.56,Falling,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge,4.72,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Macquarie River at Dubbo,2.83,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Macquarie River at Baroona,5.39,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Macquarie River at Gin Gin Weir,8.43,Rising,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Macquarie River at Warren Town,8.87,Falling,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
Macquarie River at Carinda,3.28,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 16/08/22
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
March 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the N early this morning. Medium chance of showers in the W, slight chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds W 15 to 25 km/h turning SW in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 9 and 15.
Forecast for March (33.2164°S, 149.0765°E, 829m AMSL) Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Summary Minimum 3° 2° 2° 5° 0° 0° 0° Maximum 9° 13° 13° 10° 9° 12° 13° Chance of rain 70% 5% 70% 80% 30% 20% 70% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Moderate Moderate Moderate Slight High High High 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 20
Wind direction W WSW SSW WSW NW NNW WNW WSW SW WSW SSW WSW NW NW Relative humidity 96% 78% 89% 62% 82% 67% 89% 81% 83% 67% 86% 60% 82% 61% Dew point 5°C 4°C 6°C 5°C 5°C 6°C 7°C 6°C 2°C 3°C 4°C 4°C 5°C 5°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for March (33.2164°S, 149.0765°E, 829m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:16am EST 6:41am EST 5:35pm EST 6:00pm EST 10:08pm EST 9:16am 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 Tuesday Tuesday 9 1 Wednesday Wednesday 13 2 Thursday Thursday 13 3 Friday Friday 10 4 Saturday Saturday 9 5 Sunday Sunday 12 6 Monday Monday 13 7 Monday Monday 13
Rain for next 7 days
0 Tuesday Tuesday 0 1 Wednesday Wednesday 0 2 Thursday Thursday 0 3 Friday Friday 5 4 Saturday Saturday 0 5 Sunday Sunday 0 6 Monday Monday 5 7 Monday Monday 5