Predicted heavy rainfall prompts SES to hold meetings on being prepared

Significant rainfall in the Northern Rivers in the next three days or more has been predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology.

In response to this NSW SES is holding meetings across Richmond Valley and Kyogle LGAs to help residents be prepared.

Local meetings

Tuesday, May 10

Woodburn: 4.30pm at Woodburn SES, 3 Uralba St, Woodburn.

Wednesday, May 11

Broadwater: 6pm at Broadwater SES, 81 Pacific Highway, Broadwater

Kyogle: 6pm at the Kyogle Seniors Centre, 3 Bloore St

Coraki: 6pm at Coraki Uniting Church, 5/15 Adams St, Coraki

The aim of these meetings is to ensure that the community have direct communication with their local SES units and are receiving information that may assist in preparing themselves and their homes.

This meeting is a briefing for possible weather and is based on preparedness for such weather, should it occur.

BOM have reported a high pressure system that will strengthen and shift to the southern Tasman Sea today, Tuesday May 10, where it is forecast to remain for several days. This setup will direct humid air into NSW which, in combination with a trough over the state’s west, will generate significant rain in many areas. This pattern is expected to break down during Friday as the high weakens, allowing a cold front to cross the state from the west during the weekend.

FORECAST

Wednesday, May 11

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, most likely from the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Thursday, May 12

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Friday, May 13

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

For further information on the current forecast, visit the BOM website.

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