Narooma area braces for more heavy rains, high tides, possible flooding

WEATHER WARNING: A severe weather warning has been issued for the South Coast, with heavy rains, abnormally high tides and flash flooding expected. Source: Bureau of Meteorology.

WEATHER WARNING: A severe weather warning has been issued for the South Coast, with heavy rains, abnormally high tides and flash flooding expected. Source: Bureau of Meteorology.

A severe weather warning is in place for the South Coast on Tuesday as a trough deepening near the NSW coast is expected to bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts rainfall may be enhanced by the development of small low pressure circulations within the trough and thunderstorm activity.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is possible in coastal areas between Jervis Bay and Eden on Tuesday.

Abnormally high tides will add to the risk of flooding in lower tidal areas. 

High tide is expected between about 10 and 11 am on Tuesday morning.

24-hour rain totals in excess of 50mm are likely, while falls in excess of 100mm are possible for some areas.

Some places on the South Coast are expected to receive over 100mm of rain across Monday and Tuesday. That 24-hour total is comparable to the monthly average. Source: Bureau of Meteorology.

Some places on the South Coast are expected to receive over 100mm of rain across Monday and Tuesday. That 24-hour total is comparable to the monthly average. Source: Bureau of Meteorology.

  • Clyde River
  • Moruya and Deua Rivers
  • Tuross River

A gale wind warning is also in place for the Batemans Coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Flood advice:

  • 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 assistance call the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately