Triple M Weather, Traffic and Flood Update

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Triple M Weather, Traffic and Flood Update

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ROADS CLOSED:

  • PACIFIC HIGHWAY at NEW ITALY.
  • LAVENDERS BRIDGE at BELLINGEN
  • MORROWS BRIDGE at NANA GLEN

WATER OVER ROAD:

  • NUMEROUS ROADS AT KARANGI, CORAMBA, NANA GLEN
  • SEVERAL PLACES ON BUCCA ROAD. TAKE CARE. 

GENERAL TRAFFIC ISSUES:

CURRENT WARNINGS:

Moderate Flood Warning for the Bellinger River
At Thora and Bellingen
Issued at 8:42 am EDT on Saturday 18 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 3

Up to 193 millimetres of rain has been observed during the past 24 hours to
8:00 am Saturday over the Bellinger River valley. Further heavy rain is
forecast for the next 24 hours.

The Bellinger River at Bellingen exceeded the Minor Flood Level (3.7 metres)
this morning.

At this stage is not possible to predict flood peaks because of uncertainty
over how much more rain will fall.

Bellinger River:
Moderate flooding is predicted along the Bellinger River at Thora and Bellingen.

The Bellinger River at Thora is expected to exceed the minor flood level (3.00
m) Saturday morning. The river level is likely to reach the moderate flood
level (4.30 m) Saturday afternoon.

The Bellinger River at Bellingen may reach the moderate flood level (6.70 m)
Sunday morning.

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Coffs Creek
At Coffs Harbour
Issued at 3:41 am EDT on Saturday 18 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 1

Heavy rain has fallen in the catchment upstream of Coffs Harbour which is
expected to produce minor flooding along Coffs Creek and the Coffs Harbour area.

Coffs Creek:
Minor flooding is predicted along the Coffs Creek.

The Coffs Creek at Coffs Harbour is likely to reach the minor flood level (3.00
m) early Saturday morning.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in the
Mid North Coast and parts of the
Northern Rivers,
Hunter and
Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts.
Issued at 8:43 am Saturday, 18 March 2017.
HEAVY RAIN AND WINDY CONDITIONS NORTH COAST AND ADJACENT RANGES


SYNOPTIC SITUATION:
A slow-moving low pressure system off the far north coast extends a trough to
the Mid North Coast and Hunter districts.


HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected through the Mid North
Coast, southern parts of the Northern Rivers and adjacent ranges today. Rainfall
totals between 100 mm to 200 mm are expected during Saturday. Localised falls
exceeding 250 mm are also possible during Saturday. Several stations in the
Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast have already recorded rainfall totals in
excess of 100mm since 9am Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are
possible along the coastal fringe for southern parts of the Northern Rivers and
northern parts of the Mid North Coast, most likely this morning and early
afternoon.

Winds are likely to ease by this evening, and rainfall is expected to ease by
Sunday morning as the low and associated trough weaken.


Locations which may be affected include Yamba, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie,
Taree, Sawtell and Dorrigo.

WEATHER PHOTOS:

Ross sent us this one near King St Coffs Harbour.

Catherine King shared this picture from Elizabeth Street Sawtell.

Ross took this photo in Robin Street near Narranga Public School

Lyn Thomson shared this one of Hulberts Road

Shane sent this photo of the Macksville Industrial Estate

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