Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Minor Flood Warning For The Lachlan River
Issued at 12:29 PM EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 71
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT COTTONS WEIR , CONDOBOLIN, HILLSTON AND BOOLIGAL
MINOR FLOODING LIKELY AT EUABALONG FROM THURSDAY
Floodwaters from the upper Lachlan River and its tributaries have caused renewed and prolonged flooding.
A flood peak is now approaching Cotton's Weir, where minor flooding is occurring. Downstream, these floodwaters have also caused minor flooding at Condobolin and are likely to cause minor flooding at Euabalong from Thursday.
At Hillston and Booligal, river levels remain steady above minor flood levels due to an earlier extended flood peak.
Lachlan River downstream of Wyangala Dam to Jemalong Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lachlan River at Cottons Weir.
The Lachlan River at Cottons Weir may reach near 3.80 metres during Thursday, with minor flooding.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Jemalong Weir to Euabalong:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Condobolin, and possible at Euabalong.
The Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge may reach around 5.50 metres during Friday, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Euabalong is likely to exceed the minor flood level (6.40 m) during Thursday. The river level may reach around 6.60 metres during Monday, with minor flooding.
Lower Lachlan River downstream of Euabalong to Booligal Weir:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Lachlan River at Hillston and Booligal.
The Lachlan River at Hillston Weir may reach around 2.60 metres by the end of August, with minor flooding.
The Lachlan River at Booligal Weir may reach around 2.90 metres over the weekend, 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/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 12:00 pm EST on Thursday 18 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Boorowa River at Prossers Crossing,1.76,Falling,11:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Lachlan River at Cowra,4.87,Rising,12:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Lachlan River at Nanami,6.39,Rising,12:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Lachlan River at Forbes Iron Bridge,7.56,Rising,11:00 AM WED 17/08/22
Lachlan River at Cottons Weir,3.58,Rising,11:30 AM WED 17/08/22
Lachlan River at Jemalong Weir Downstream,6.92,Rising,11:45 AM WED 17/08/22
Lachlan River at Condobolin Bridge,5.34,Rising,12:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Lachlan River at Hillston Weir,2.42,Steady,12:00 PM WED 17/08/22
Lachlan River at Booligal Weir,2.85,Steady,12:00 PM WED 17/08/22
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
Griffith 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog and frost this morning. Light winds becoming N 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 18.
Forecast for Griffith (34.289°S, 146.0437°E, 128m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 1° 8° 8° 3° 2° 3° 5° Maximum 17° 19° 16° 16° 17° 19° 15° Chance of rain 30% 90% 30% 50% 5% 70% 70% Likely amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk High Nil Nil Moderate Moderate Moderate Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 2
Wind direction NE NW N N SW WSW WNW WSW SW W N NNW W WSW Relative humidity 100% 63% 74% 54% 92% 52% 85% 71% 86% 50% 75% 50% 87% 57% Dew point 6°C 9°C 9°C 9°C 10°C 5°C 7°C 10°C 6°C 6°C 7°C 8°C 7°C 6°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Griffith (34.289°S, 146.0437°E, 128m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:28am EST 6:54am EST 5:46pm EST 6:12pm EST 11:23pm EST 9:57am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
Temperature for next 5 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 17 1 Thursday Thursday 19 2 Friday Friday 16 3 Saturday Saturday 16 4 Sunday Sunday 17 5 Monday Monday 19 6 Tuesday Tuesday 15 7 Tuesday Tuesday 15
Rain for next 5 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 0 1 Thursday Thursday 5 2 Friday Friday 0 3 Saturday Saturday 0 4 Sunday Sunday 0 5 Monday Monday 5 6 Tuesday Tuesday 0 7 Tuesday Tuesday 0