Flash flooding worry for region
A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for the Northern Rivers with the possibility of localised flash flooding.
The Bureau of Meteorology said a slow-moving high over the southern Tasman Sea is directing moist easterly winds into a trough near the northern NSW coast, while an upper-level trough remains overhead.
This may lead to periods of heavy rain and flash flooding across the Northern Rivers, mid-North coast and eastern parts of the Northern Tablelands today and tomorrow. There is also a risk of thunderstorms in these areas.
In the six hours to 10am this morning, the heaviest falls occurred in the Bellinger area, with 60mm recorded at Upper Darkwood, and the Tweed Valley with 118mm dumped on Bald Mountain.
A moderate to major flood warning has been issued for the Bellinger River, and a minor flood warning has been issued for the Orara River. A flood watch is also current for the Macleay and Hastings river valleys.