Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 10:11 AM EST on Tuesday 11 August 2020
Flood Watch Number: 3
MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED AT COTTONS WEIR ON WEDNESDAY
The Lachlan River at Cowra continues to fall from its peak Monday morning. The main flood peak is now at Nanami where minor flooding is current. Floodwaters will be approaching Forbes and Cottons Weir on Wednesday.
Predictions for Jemalong and downstream will be provided after the peak at Cottons Weir is observed.
Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Nanami. Minor flooding is expected at Cottons Weir on Wednesday.
The Lachlan River at Nanami is currently at 7.45 m and near its peak with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Forbes is expected to remain below the minor flood level (8.8 m).
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir is expected to exceed the minor flood level (3.50 m) Wednesday afternoon. The river level may peak near 3.80 m overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
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/centralwest.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 10:00 am EST on Wednesday 12 August 2020.
Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,2.31,Falling,09:30 AM TUE 11/08/20
Lachlan River at Cowra,4.23,Falling,09:00 AM TUE 11/08/20
Lachlan River at Nanami,7.45,Steady,09:30 AM TUE 11/08/20
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,3.64,Rising,10:00 AM TUE 11/08/20
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,0.99,Rising,10:00 AM TUE 11/08/20
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,2.05,Steady,08:46 AM TUE 11/08/20
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,2.21,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 11/08/20
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,0.29,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 11/08/20
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,0.27,Steady,10:00 AM TUE 11/08/20
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
Ariah Park 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the south, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h tending N 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.
Forecast for Ariah Park (34.3481°S, 147.2212°E, 259m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 7° 6° 8° 7° 6° 3° 5° Maximum 17° 19° 16° 16° 14° 15° 15° Chance of rain 70% 40% 80% 80% 70% 90% 90% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm UV index - - - - - - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Moderate Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 17
Wind direction NE N N NW NE NNE W WSW W WSW NNW NW N NW Relative humidity 86% 63% 91% 56% 90% 78% 99% 73% 97% 70% 92% 61% 90% 69% Dew point 8°C 9°C 11°C 10°C 11°C 12°C 11°C 10°C 9°C 8°C 7°C 7°C 7°C 9°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Ariah Park (34.3481°S, 147.2212°E, 259m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:27am EST 6:53am EST 5:40pm EST 6:05pm EST 11:00am EST Last quarter Last quarter Aug 12 New moon Aug 19 First quarter Aug 26 Full moon Sep 02
Temperature for next 5 days
Temperature in 7 days Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 17 19 16 16 14 15 15
Rain for next 5 days
Rain in 7 days Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 0 0 10 5 0 5 5