News

Severe weather warning for NSW

A SEVERE weather warning has been released for parts of northern New South Wales, including Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree, Kempsey and Newcastle.

The Bureau of Meteorology believed localised heavy rain could lead to flash flooding in these areas.

A slow-moving low pressure trough off the NSW coast and an upper cold pool are expected to bring rain and flash flooding to the northern half of the coast on Tuesday.

Rain and thunderstorms are forecast to persist over the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Hunter forecast districts.

Since 9am Monday, 76mm fell at Tiona near Forster, 64 mm at Seven Oaks near Kempsey and 54 mm at Yamba.

Flood Warnings remains current for several rivers in NSW.

Visit www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings for current flood information.

The State Emergency Service advises:

  • Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
  • If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
  • For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

Topics:  coffs harbour, flash flooding, rain, weather




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

FAIR GO: A tale of two babies

Jeremy and Stacey Billett with their one-week-old baby Charlotte Jeanette Billett at their home in Ilarwill.

Country babies lose out to their city cousins

Tenderer announced for new Harwood bridge

APPROVED: Chris Gulaptis and Duncan Gay (right) congratulate approved tenderers for the Harwood bridge project, Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture.

New Clarence River crossing to remove notorious traffic hotspot

$500 camera for plunge winner: help us decide

VOTE for the best Instagram #cvcplunge2016 photo.

Latest deals and offers

Grafton City SES Training

Grafton SES unit controller Adam Jarrett explains the process involved in being an...

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances