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
Yarragal 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog and the chance of frost in the W in the morning. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 19.
Forecast for Yarragal (32.6113°S, 149.0663°E, 303m AMSL) Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Summary Minimum 3° 8° 0° 3° 0° 7° 1° Maximum 19° 15° 16° 16° 18° 13° 14° Chance of rain 60% 60% 20% 5% 40% 80% 20% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Slight Nil High Moderate High Nil High 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 4
Wind direction N NNW WNW SW W W S W N NW WNW WSW SW WSW Relative humidity 86% 64% 89% 68% 80% 60% 84% 57% 80% 58% 76% 80% 77% 62% Dew point 8°C 12°C 9°C 9°C 5°C 8°C 6°C 8°C 5°C 10°C 7°C 8°C 3°C 6°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Yarragal (32.6113°S, 149.0663°E, 303m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:14am EST 6:39am EST 5:38pm EST 6:03pm EST 10:17am 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 Thursday Thursday 19 1 Friday Friday 15 2 Saturday Saturday 16 3 Sunday Sunday 16 4 Monday Monday 18 5 Tuesday Tuesday 13 6 Wednesday Wednesday 14 7 Wednesday Wednesday 14
Rain for next 7 days
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