Flood threat eases across NSW

Flood threat eases


The flood threat across NSW has eased as the low pressure trough off the far north coast of NSW has weakened.


The flood threat across NSW has eased as the low pressure trough off the far north coast of NSW has weakened. 

A large ridge of high pressure over the remainder of the state remains slow-moving. Showers are expected to persist along the far north coast and adjacent ranges for the remainder of the week, with the chance of a thunderstorm on Thursday. 

A shower or two can be expected for the central parts of the coast and adjacent ranges. Conditions are mostly sunny elsewhere.

There is no longer a flood threat from this weather system.

An average of 214 millimetres of rainfall has been recorded during the past 96 hours to 3:30pm Wednesday over the Richmond and Wilsons River valleys. Heavy rain has eased since Tuesday afternoon.

No significant rain has fallen over the Orara Valley since Wednesday morning.

The Wilsons River at Lismore peaked at 5.5 metres at 1:15am on Wednesday morning, with minor flooding.

The Richmond River at Coraki peaked at 4.1m around 10am yesterday morning, with minor flooding.

Minor flooding is also occurred at Bungawalbyn, where the Richmond River peaked around 3.77m

The Orara River at Coutts Crossing peaked around 6.4m Wednesday evening, with minor flooding.

The river has now fallen below the minor flood level.

Flood warnings

Wilsons River: Minor flooding along the Wilsons River at Lismore.

Richmond River: Minor flooding along the Richmond River and Coraki and Bungawalbyn.

Orara River: No further flooding is expected in the Orara River.


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