Heavy rainfall is expected to continue for two days in NSW. The state’s south coast is experiencing flooding and road closure.
According to the guardian, many roads are already closed at Bega. The report said that at 2am Tuesday, the Bega River at Bega North, hit 5.6 metres. The Moruya River, on the other hand, came up to 3.7 metres, which is below the minor flood level.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued severe weather warning for NSW. Its statements predicted that the heavy rain on Tuesday might cause flooding in mid north coast, central coast and Hunter districts. The BoM further stated that, “A strong high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea and a broad trough over Queensland are combining to produce a humid easterly airflow and widespread rain over eastern NSW”.
The statement continued that along the northern NSW coast the trough would deepen. Heavy rain is expected in the Hunter and Mid North Coast district. During the day there might form a small low pressure system around Seal Rocks area.
BoM forecaster Sean Carson advised the motorists to delay trips to Bodalla and Mt. Darragh on the south coast, as heavy rain may lead to dangerous driving conditions.
Incessant rain and flooding has created inconvenience for people in the flood affected areas. State Emergency Service crews are assisting hundreds of people who are calling for help. The guardian reported that as of Tuesday morning 350 calls were already made from Sydney metro region alone.
The report also stated that two people were rescued on the south coast. The incident prompted a warning for people to stay clear of flood waters.
Greg Murphy, NSW state emergency service spokesperson, informed that coastal rivers were at risk with heavy rain fall on the escarpment.
He assured that, in the preparation for floods, resources were moved to Moruya. Murphy confirmed that all coastal rivers would be under strict vigilance.