Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Gwydir River
Issued at 04:28 PM EDT on Monday 06 December 2021
Flood Watch Number: 43
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT YARRAMAN
RENEWED FLOODING POSSIBLE AT GRAVESEND AND PALLAMALLAWA LATER THIS WEEK
Spills from Copeton Dam combined with tributary flows have resulted in renewed river rises in the Gwydir River downstream of Copeton Dam where minor flooding continues at Yarraman. Yarraman will likely fall below the minor flood level (4.00 metres) on Monday evening.
Further rainfall is forecast from Tuesday for the Gwydir River Catchment which is already wet from recent rainfall. Renewed river level rises and flooding is possible along the Gwydir River from Wednesday this week. The Bureau is closely monitoring the situation and will issue warning updates if and when required.
Gwydir River downstream of Copeton Dam:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Gwydir River at Yarraman.
The Gwydir River at Yarraman Bridge peaked at 5.85 metres around 03:00 am Sunday 05 December and is currently at 4.40 metres and falling, with minor flooding.
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/northwest.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 10:30 am EDT on Tuesday 07 December 2021.
Latest River Heights:
Gwydir River at Bundarra,2.20,Steady,04:00 PM MON 06/12/21
Halls Creek at Bingara,0.50,Falling,04:00 PM MON 06/12/21
Horton River at Rider,1.05,Steady,04:00 PM MON 06/12/21
Gwydir River at Gravesend Road Bridge,4.46,Falling,04:00 PM MON 06/12/21
Gwydir River at Pallamallawa,3.99,Falling,04:00 PM MON 06/12/21
Gwydir River at Yarraman Bridge,4.11,Falling,04:00 PM MON 06/12/21
Mehi River at Moree,2.59,Steady,03:45 PM MON 06/12/21
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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Seven day forecast
Alice 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy, with areas of fog and reduced visibility in the E during the morning. High chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, possibly severe. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.
Forecast for Alice (29.0333°S, 152.5833°E, 92m AMSL) Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Summary Minimum 17° 19° 19° 19° 16° 17° 18° Maximum 29° 30° 34° 31° 29° 28° 29° Chance of rain 30% 80% 60% 60% 40% 60% 60% Likely amount < 1mm 10-20mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 5
Wind direction NW ENE NNW NE N N WNW ENE SSW SE S SE SSW SE Relative humidity 81% 66% 79% 66% 79% 58% 73% 53% 72% 58% 73% 64% 77% 65% Dew point 19°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 20°C 19°C 17°C 18°C 17°C 19°C 19°C 20°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Alice (29.0333°S, 152.5833°E, 92m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon 5:15am EDT 5:42am EDT 7:36pm EDT 8:03pm EDT 8:17am EDT 10:51pm EDT Waxing crescent First quarter Dec 11 Full moon Dec 19 Last quarter Dec 27 New moon Jan 03
Temperature for next 5 days
0 Tuesday Tuesday 29 1 Wednesday Wednesday 30 2 Thursday Thursday 34 3 Friday Friday 31 4 Saturday Saturday 29 5 Sunday Sunday 28 6 Monday Monday 29 7 Monday Monday 29
Rain for next 5 days
0 Tuesday Tuesday 0 1 Wednesday Wednesday 20 2 Thursday Thursday 10 3 Friday Friday 5 4 Saturday Saturday 0 5 Sunday Sunday 5 6 Monday Monday 5 7 Monday Monday 5