NSW Flood Forecast 2022: Six rescues as severe flood lashes across NSW

Emergency services have carried out six rescues in NSW in the last 24 hours as heavy rain continues to bombard the state.

Conditions are expected to worsen by midnight as the weather system causing the downpour moves from west to east.

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Weatherzone meteorologist Jess Miskelly reports that a trough line will be moving across the NSW Central Tablelands around 5pm, meaning on a day where 20 to 40mm of rain overall is likely, the possibility of very heavy rain and possible storms exist.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet urged people to stay safe, be careful on the roads and avoid driving through flood waters.

“Don’t put your life, your family or our volunteers on the line,” he said.

A wild 36 hours is forecast to soak NSW and south east QLD this weekend. Recognition: weather zone

There are 63 flood warnings in place and residents across NSW, including Sydney, are being asked to remain in their local situation as rivers swell.

Four defense helicopters will become operational from 6pm on Saturday in response to a request for additional assistance from the NSW State Emergency Service.

The agency has received 330 calls for help in the past 24 hours.

Parts of NSW have seen up to 100mm of rain so far, with full levees and saturated catchments meaning rivers are vulnerable to flash flooding.

Jane Golding of the Bureau of Meteorology said the rain will intensify throughout Saturday into early Sunday east of the Great Dividing Range.

It will ease from midday, with some sunshine forecast for the start of the week.

“The good news is that this system is catching on fairly quickly and we should have a few days respite,” Ms Golding said.

More than a dozen rivers flood NSW while a cloud band brings heavy rain and storms. (Jane Dempster/AAP PHOTOS) Recognition: AAP

Major flooding is occurring on the Macquarie, Darling, Culgoa and Lachlan rivers, several inland catchments are at risk of flooding and forecasters are concerned about the possibility of landslides.

Damaging winds are also likely in Sydney and along the Illawarra coast through Sunday, with peak gusts in excess of 90mph.

The system is expected to cover the state throughout the weekend with a top-down forecast of widespread showers.

Supercar enthusiasts camping at the Bathurst 1000 have been warned of blustery and potentially dangerous conditions, with heavy dumping threatening on Mount Panorama on Saturday and Sunday.

Supercars fans camping in Bathurst are warned of blustery and potentially dangerous conditions. (Murray McCloskey/AAP PHOTOS) Recognition: AAP

Up to 100mm could soak the tens of thousands of fans in attendance, potentially causing flooding along the Macquarie River in Bathurst.

Free sandbags are available in town while volunteers check in with residents and tourists camping along the banks of the river.

Mr Perrottet urged participants to look out for each other on their journey home on Sunday as crowded streets are likely to be seen by the end of the event.

As flood spikes flow down already swollen rivers across the state, the BoM has warned of renewed risks to the Gwydir, Namoi, Macquarie and Belubula Rivers, Mandagery Creek, Lachlan and Bogan Rivers, Colo River, Wollombi Brook and Lower Hunter River.

NSW SES Commissioner Carlene York urged people to remain vigilant in the week ahead.

“It’s important to remember that the rains will pass and the sun will come out, but rivers may still rise,” she said.

– With APP

https://7news.com.au/weather/sydney-weather/six-rescues-as-major-flooding-lashes-nsw-c-8485820 NSW Flood Forecast 2022: Six rescues as severe flood lashes across NSW

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