NSW South Coast Bracing for Rain, Floods Again This Weekend

NSW south coast residents flooded last week may soon find water lapping at their doors again, with flood warnings issued for much of the region this weekend.

Heavy rain, strong winds and severe thunderstorms caused by a low pressure system are forecast across the state.

Storms are expected in the states north and significant snowfall is forecast for the alpine regions, but most of the rain will hit the states southeast.

Sydney will be largely spared, but the Bureau of Meteorology has issued flood watch warnings for the Shoalhaven, St Georges Basin, Bega, Queanbeyan and Snowy River areas from Aug 8.

Bureau of Meteorology NSW flood manager Justin Robinson says this weekends rain is likely to cause even more havoc than last weeks.

Heavier rainfall is expected and the catchment is already soaked, so will absorb less water.

“Were talking flood levels more at that moderate to major level, rather than the minor flood that … we saw last week,” he said on Friday.

“When youre looking at moderate to major levels, thats when major roads start getting impacted.

“Its also when you see properties impacted and the SES may need to instigate some evacuations of those homes.”

Bega is expected to record the heaviest falls at 300 Read More – Source