RAIN: How much did we get last night? How much more is coming?
March 29, 2022
The red dots on this BOM map indicate the amount of rain that fell in the past 24 hours.
We asked readers to tell us what their rain gauges recorded.
Mogul, Yorklea 100mm
Lynches Creek 103 mm
Gays Hill 82mm
Walker St, Casino 112mm
Meerschaum Vale 145+ mm in for past 24 hours. (Gauge overflowed last night)
South Casino 110mm
Kyogle town 87mm
Jhabel No Csg
Sextonville 104 mm
Mine was overflowing at Evans Head
McKees Hill 108ml
Spring Grove 100mm
Michael Julie Lindsay
Collins Creek 104mm
Piora 85 mm
Iron Pot Creek 85mm
Peacock Creek 103mm
Katrina Sundstrom said her rain gauge was washed away.
What can we expect today?
More rain. Rising rivers.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the Northern Rivers. There could be damaging winds and heavy rainfall.
Locally intense rainfall could lead to dangerous flash flooding. Thunderstorms are possible with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 200mm, possibly reaching up to 300mm.
Damaging wind gusts with peak gusts of about 90km/h are possible on the coast today, Tuesday March 29.
A separate severe thunderstorm warning will be issued if very dangerous thunderstorms with intense rainfall are detected.
Heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
It is the rivers we need to keep an eye on.
Major flooding may occur along the Wilsons River at Lismore.
The Wilsons River at Lismore is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (7.20 m) around 11am today. The river level may exceed the major flood level (9.70 m) around 2pm today and may reach around 10.60 metres late Tuesday afternoon, with further rises possible.
Moderate to major flooding is possible along the Richmond River.
The Richmond River at Wiangaree is likely to exceed the minor flood level (11m) this morning.
The river level may reach around 12 metres this afternoon, with minor flooding. Further rises are possible.
The Richmond River at Kyogle is likely to exceed the minor flood level (12m) this morning. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (14 m) this evening.
The Richmond River at Casino Road Bridge is likely to exceed the minor flood level (9.20m) overnight tonight and into Wednesday. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (12.20m) during Wednesday.
The Richmond River at Coraki is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.40m) this afternoon. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (5m) overnight could reach the major flood level (5.70m) on Wednesday morning.
The Richmond River at Bungawalbin is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3m) around midday today. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (4.50m) around midnight into Wednesday and may reach the major flood level (5m) on Wednesday morning.
The Richmond River at Woodburn is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.20m) early Wednesday morning and reach the moderate flood level (3.70m) .